Sustrans

P5 and P6 Sustrans Cycling Skills

It was lovely to have Dave Wiggins, our Sustrans Active Travel Officer, taking our P5 and P6 pupils for cycle skills training. Dave has worked very hard for us and helped us achieve our SILVER Sustrans status, so we would like to thank him for all his dedication and hard work.

 

Message in a bottle by P5P

 

Primary 5 Mrs Peacocke’s class were very privileged to be chosen to take part in Sustrans’ Message in a Bottle.  The bottle is being passed around the six different areas Sustrans work in in Northern Ireland and Waringstown Primary School was the fourth area to complete it.  The bottle had a message which asked us to complete a Chapter about Dave Wiggin’s folding bike going on an adventure to find one of the six Golden Chains.  The class worked together with Mrs Peacocke to create a story including clues that led Buzz and his sidekick Stanley Stabilisers on an adventure around the area of Waringstown.  The children really enjoyed this activity and the parents even got involved too after discussions at home about what we were doing.  A big thank you to Dave for choosing Waringstown to take part in this and the children and parents for all their input into the story.  When the six areas have completed the adventure the whole story will be bound into a book and a copy will be presented to the school.  Primary 5 are very excited to hear how the quest to find the six Golden Chains will end.

 

 

THE BIG PEDAL begins on Monday

 

On Monday THE BIG PEDAL begins, and runs through to Friday 04 May. The Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.

On each day two of our senior pupils will go around each class and record how many cycled and scooted to school. These results will be uploaded to www.bigpedal.org.uk. Basically, we compete with other registered schools to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. Our best five days will determine our final position in the challenge. We’ll be competing against other schools right across the UK, and if we clock up the most bike and scooter journeys we’ll win!

For more information about the event go to www.bigpedal.org.uk

 

 

 

A Bright And Creative 'Ditch The Dark Day 2018'

As part of the Sustrans Active Schools Travel programme we had a 'Ditch The Dark Day' on Friday 26 January 2018.

Many of our pupils walked, scooted or cycled to school.  They also wore bright and colourful clothing.   Accessories were bright and creative, even bicycles and scooters were reflecting the theme!

A whole school assembly was led by Mr Dave Wiggins, he reiterated the importance of being bright and seen during the winter.  Mr Wiggins also carried out a 'Bike Check' on many bicycles brought into school this morning, it was a very busy day as you will see by browsing through our photo gallery: