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Thank you so much to all our valiant cyclists and scooters (and parents!) for making our Bike/Scooter Bingo a huge success during the last three weeks. Every day we welcomed smiling, happy children cycling and scooting to school and hoping to get that all important Bingo line. We handed out a lot of prizes for bingo and at the end of the three weeks there were 14 Full Houses. In the draw during assembly our lucky winners of Easter Eggs were Charlotte (Reception), Leo (Year 3) and William (Year 2). Well done to you all!

To celebrate the end of Bingo, and the coming of Easter, we had a Bingo Breakfast on Tuesday 24th March. 37 children and 19 adults signed up and arrived on decorated bikes and scooters, looking wonderful in beautiful outfits celebrating Easter. A lot of croissants and pancakes were eaten, and everyone enjoyed the social occasion of having breakfast together. It was impossible to choose the “best” outfit, as they were all amazing, so we raffled the prizes instead, and 5 lucky children won treats. To end the morning the children paraded around the playground so we could all admire their finery. We had a lovely time!

  
  

The aim of events like Bingo is to have fun, but also to encourage more children and adults to think of using bikes or scooters instead of cars to get to school. One parent said the bingo competition had really spurred his children on to want to use their bikes to ride to school and they are hoping to carry it on. That is music to our ears and we hope more of you feel this way. None of our events could be done without the cooperation of you, the parents and guardians, and we are very grateful.

Look out for details of our Family Bike Ride, which will be our next event in the Summer Term. Happy cycling!

Cecilia Harrington and Teresa O’Brien, Bike It Champions 

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Bike It - School Mark Bronze Award

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Our photograph shows Sam and Luke, two of our Bike Bugs, accompanied by Mrs Harrington, receiving the award from the mayor, Councillor Richard Mantle.

 

We are delighted to announce that, in recognition of our efforts to promote cycling as an enjoyable, sustainable and healthy means of travel, we have become one of the first schools in the country to be awarded the Bike It School Mark Bronze Award.

We would like to thank our Bike It officer, Gayle Rowson, for all her support and our school Bike It champions, Teresa O'Brien and Cecilia Harrington. Most of all, we would like to thank the children and their families for taking part so enthusiastically in all the Bike It activities, and especially the increasing numbers of children who are now cycling to school regularly. Finally, we would like to thank our team of Bike Bugs, who help us to run all the various activities so well.

We will now start work on achieving the Silver Award. You can find more details about the School Mark Awards by clicking on the logo below.

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