Aboriginal Bike Safety Program 2016

On Thursday 25 February, King Street Public School held its first Aboriginal Bike Safety Program. Our school was lucky enough to be selected for this wonderful opportunity to teach a group of our students bike skills and bike safety.

It was a three-hour long session after school and included learning how to brake safely, turn corners effectively, look out for road rules and a four-point bike safety check — ABCD: A. Check the AIR pressure. B. Check the BRAKES.  C. Am I wearing the right CLOTHES (bright and tight and my helmet)? D. DROP test to make sure the wheels are on tightly.

Students were able to practise their new-found skills by riding on courses set up by our trainers outside the hall and in the COLA. Uncle Warren Taggart also came over to help our students and to reminisce about his days riding around on a ‘pushy’. Students received a free bike service and a cool new helmet and drink bottle.

It was a fantastic but very hot afternoon and I am sure all of the students who participated are passing on their new-found skills to their families and friends.

Story contributed by Rebecca Collins from King Street Public School. Published in 2016.