This term students in Year 8 have been participating in a Bike Education Unit in their Physical Education classes. Students start with 1 - 2 introductory sessions held on Marylands. They are taken through bike set up and basic bike skills such as; braking, gear changing, and bike handling. Students are taught how to safety pass, ride in groups and use shared paths safely.
With the amazing bike trails only a stone’s throw away from the school, Year 8’s complete trail rides outside of school. It is a great opportunity for students to apply learnt skills and extend their bike riding experience. Bike riding is a fantastic form of fitness and many students report wanting to dust off their bike in the shed and give it another spin.
Next year, students will participate in a Horizon Outdoor Education Unit where they will complete further training to ready them for riding longer distances throughout their camp.
‘Bike riding was a fun experience for us we, I really enjoyed bike riding as it was something new and different. Being able to leave school and go for a bike ride in the park with my class was a really fun experience. Overall, we feel bike riding is a great skill to have. It is good that the school encourages this by having bike riding as an area of Physical Education.’
Gracie. R. 8JSE and Alexis. E. 8JSE