Broadoak College has always taken a sustainable approach to travel by encouraging their students to walk or cycle to school. This September’s intake is benefitting from being part of a free nationwide initiative organised by the Department for Transport called “Bikeability”.
The aim of the Bikeability programme is to improve confidence and ability on the road and to encourage users to increase their practical cycling skills. There are several levels for all ages and Broadoak’s Year 7 and 8 students are being taught Level 3, which includes lessons out on the road dealing with traffic, manoeuvering through complex junctions and interpreting road signs.
Tony Bulteel, Head of Year 7 & 8 commented “As part of the College’s Active Travel Plan, we aim to raise awareness and create opportunities for young people to travel actively and safely to and from school. We know that this will benefit the whole school community.”
Nationally nearly two million people children and adults have taken part in this programme.
This four-day training programme was free of charge, being funded by North Somerset Council.