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Saltersgate School gain recognition for their Cycling Achievements 19/06/2012

Posted by Amy Hickman in Asda, Scotland.

Over the last year staff at Saltersgate School have incorporated cycling activities into the curriculum and established a regular Bike Club group.  This has provided pupils with an opportunity to get involved in cycling activities with many experiencing cycling for the first time, and others have achieved cycling on two wheels.

Recently an event called ‘Hot Wheels’ was organised by the ‘Events organisation team’ of Billy, Mark, Claire and Jamie to celebrate and share the successes of the ‘Bike Club’ and all the cycling activities which take place at the school. All pupils had an opportunity to travel as far as they could on wheels.  Pupils travelled round the playground, or along a cycle path next to the school and recorded how far they could get as a whole school. They travelled a total distance of 105.6 kilometres – which they worked out would have taken them as far as Aberdeen in the North to Newcastle in the South, a great achievement!

The great work the school has done to promote cycling has certainly not gone unnoticed. Saltersgate School won runners up in the CTC Volunteer of the Year Awards 2012 in the Best Youth Group category and  they became the first ASN school to receive Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Friendly Schools Award.

At an assembly in June Saltersgate School were presented with certificates for their success with bikes and recognition of their activities. Local councillor Jim Bryant, Bike Club Officer Amy Hickman and School Travel co-ordinator Gillian Bathgate handed out these awards to the pupils involved in the project.

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