Safety lessons for young Clitheroe cyclists

Pupils from Edisford Primary School taking part in the Bikeability cycling proficiency class, also attended by staff from 3M. (s)
Pupils from Edisford Primary School taking part in the Bikeability cycling proficiency class, also attended by staff from 3M. (s)

Staff from the 3M Clitheroe site visited Edisford Primary School to help teach young cyclists to stay safe on the roads.

Year 5 pupils at the school were taking part in a Bikeability cycling proficiency class and the 3M staff went along to introduce them to the company’s free online road safety teaching resource – www.3Mstreetwise.co.uk – which includes a module on “Bright thinking for cyclists”.

The pages include a driver’s eye view of the road that highlights the importance of issues such as cyclists always being highly visible.

To help young cyclists to be clearly seen, Kerry Walton and Alex Krempic from the Upbrooks site also took along a number of high visibility vests which they donated to the school and to the Bikeability scheme providers. Class teacher Mrs Cathy Callus commented: “The children really enjoyed exploring the website and have been learning a lot from it. We were really grateful to Kerry and Alex for taking the time to visit.”