Bike to School Week is taking place across the UK between 27 September and 1 October. During this week students can get fit and make a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.
This week is organised by Sustrans, the walking and cycling charity and The Bikeability Trust. Both charities share a collective aim to teach more young people the importance of learning how to ride a bike.
At Thistley Hough Academy, we encourage our students and families to take part in this week, by either biking or scooting to school.
We take our students health seriously, so this is the perfect opportunity for them to spend some time on their fitness as well as helping to protect the environment.
Our Physical Education lessons aim to develop young people’s fitness and show the impact an active lifestyle can have on their lives.
Did you know research has shown that an active and healthy child is more likely to be academically motivated?
Young people can take part in Bike to School Week by using a range of resources, including:
We hope these activities inspire our students to think more about how they travel to school. Many choose to travel by car or bus, but this can affect air pollution.
By actively getting involved in this week, students will have time to think about the benefits of having a more active lifestyle.
Fun fact: There are over 1 billion bicycles currently being used all around the world.
However, if you take part in this Bike to School Week, make sure to share your photos and progress with us on social media.
For more information on Bike to School Week, including access to resources, visit https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/projects/uk-wide/schools/bike-to-school-week