North Petherton Primary School’s first ever after school bike club came to an end this month after five successful weeks teaching pupils how to look after their bike. Supported by the Bridgwater Way, the aim of the club was to upskill a group of Year 6 pupils in cycle mechanics.
Over the five week course, the children learnt about all the different parts of a bike and how they work including wheels and puncture repair, how brakes work; how to adjust and set them up and about bearings and axles and lubrication.
The children were all super keen and learnt lots of new skills from Jason, one of the mechanics from local charity On Your Bike who devised and delivered the sessions on behalf of The Bridgwater Way.
Feedback after the five weeks showed that the children all felt that they would be likely to cycle more following the sessions as they now feel safer with their new skills.
“I liked learning about finding a puncture and taking apart the wheel because it was fun and interesting” Esther, North Petherton Primary School.
Would you like your child to learn the basics of bike maintenance? Perhaps you would like us to run something similar in your school? We would love to hear from you!