Congratulations to St Peter’s Primary in Paisley who have been named as a Cycling Friendly Primary School by Cycling Scotland. The school has been rewarded for their efforts which includes promoting cycling to and from school through an in-depth School Travel Plan, extensive delivery of Bikeability Level 1 playground training to Primary 5 and 6 pupils, Bikeability Level 2 on-road training to Primary 7 pupils with support from the Renfrewshire Leisure Bikeability team and providing cycle parking facilities within the school grounds. St Peter’s is now among a very small group to receive this award in Renfrewshire and the photo above shows the new banner on display in the school.
Craig Dalziel, Bikeability Coordinator for RL said: “I am delighted that St Peter’s have received this national award for all their hard work and dedication. This is a reflection on the enthusiasm of school staff and parents to ensure that the pupils are taught the important life skill of safe on-road cycling. I have been delighted to support the school through running training sessions for staff and parent helpers as well as supporting Bikeability lessons. The school is now in a strong place to ensure cycling activities during curriculum time will continue for future year groups”.
Catherine McLean, Acting Principal Teacher at St Peter’s said: “At St. Peter's, we strive to ensure that all pupils in primaries 5, 6 and 7 have access to Bikeability training. This opportunity ensures that they are taught safe and correct road use while supporting them in overcoming difficulties. In order to continue providing this service to our young people, we have committed to training as many staff members and parents as possible.
In addition to this formal training, we encourage our pupils to choose sustainable travel options, which include cycling. To make this possible, we provide parking facilities, which we plan to extend very soon.
By embracing cycling within the curriculum and as a healthy lifestyle choice, St. Peter's truly is a Cycle Friendly School”
“Bikeability Scotland” cycle training is available to pupils in every Renfrewshire School. Could you volunteer at your child’s school for 1 to 2 hours a week to help deliver this vital life skill? Training days are run on a regular basis for any member of school staff and parent helpers to attend. If you are interested in attending or would like further information please contact Craig Dalziel, Bikeability Coordinator at Craig.Dalziel@renfrewshire.gov.uk
Bikeability Scotland Website - https://www.cycling.scot/bikeability-scotland
Further information on the Cycling Friendly Award can be found here - https://www.cycling.scot/what-we-do/cycling-friendly