Bikeability Level 3
Hinchingbrooke School Key Stage 3 team and Hunts SSP have been working in partnership to create a new opportunity for year 8 students.
Year 8 students who have a Bikeability Level 2 award were invited to participate in a Level 3 cycling proficiency Bikeability award. Bikeability is a government-recognised and funded cycle training scheme and is delivered by professional National Standard Instructors to the highest standards.
16 students spent a dry and very enjoyable morning with instructors working in small groups of a ratio of 1 instructor to 3 students. The cyclists significantly increased their confidence in how to cycle on multi - lane roads and use complex junctions. They learnt new skills e.g. how to perceive and deal with hazards, understand driver blind spots and advanced road positioning.
Instructors commented on how well the cyclists progressed during their training and were impressed with their hard work and application. All 16 cyclists met the criteria for the Level 3 award and have been awarded with a certificate and badge to celebrate their achievements.
“I enjoyed the challenge of learning skills to use in traffic on main roads”
“It was good working with smaller groups – we could ask questions when we needed help and we had lots of goes to improve”
“The instructors were really friendly and helpful”
It was great to see the students so positive.
Mrs Forster (HSSP)