AN ENTIRE year group at a Whitby school took a brake from general lessons to work through their gears and achieve a bike safety award recently.
The year six pupils of St Hilda’s Primary School were in the frame to achieve a Bikeability certificate, and all six reached the high pedal-stal.
Class teacher Juliet Kaye spoke of her pride: “Over the two-day course they covered road safety, bike maintenance and the Highway Code for cyclists.
“Luckily it was before the weather became too cold, though they all appreciated the welcome hot chocolate at play time.
“They received their certificates with great pride and the children now enjoy doing their bit to cut down on car congestion in the town.
“They now come to school confidently and safely by bike each day, storing their bikes in the school bicycle shed until home time.”
To join the chain and discover what Catholic education has to offer, the school will be holding an open morning on Monday between 9.30am and 11.00am.
Admissions are currently being taken for September 2012.