Tyssen Community School has a pro-active whole-school programme of walking and cycling schemes to encourage a healthy start to the day and set good patterns of active travel for life. This is co-ordinated by two Joint Sustainable Transport Officers and supported by the Senior Management Team and all school staff. Tyssen Community School is registered nationally as a Bikeability Delivery Centre and maintains its own fleet of cycles for all ages and abilities.
Cycle Training is embedded in the school curricula and is delivered in class time. There are also several afterschool clubs run for students and family members and the local community. All children from Year 2 onwards are given Bikeability Cycle Training each year delivered by our experienced and qualified cycling staff. This is a unique project in primary schools and the children love it!!
The Chief Medical Officer recommends children undertake at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day and, unfortunately, NHS data shows that one in three UK children now leave primary school either overweight or obese, putting them at risk of health problems in later life. So the trick is to start good habits as early as possible – ideally from the first day of school life! The journey to and from school is an ideal time for children and other family members to be active together.
Moreover the benefits of cycling and walking to school are many. Not only is it good for us, it’s good for the environment – and the wallet!!
For further information about the school cycle and walking programmes please contact the Cycle Training Managers by either leaving a message at school reception, or e-mail: Gail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Walter: email@example.com