Cycle Safety Course
The children in 5th class are doing a cycle safety course. It is part subsidised by the Green Schols organisation and An Taisce.
The children will learn about the following:
Bicycle maintenance – how to know when the bike needs attention, how to identify the bike parts, and a practical exercise in setting up the bike properly
Helmet wear and correct fit
Clothes on a bike, how they help, how they hinder
Weather and environmental considerations
Core bike-handling skills
Shoulder checking and signalling
Starting position and safe stopping
Left turn, major to minor road
Left turn, minor to major road
Right turn, major to minor road
Right turn, minor to major road
Correct positioning on the road
Overtaking parked cars etc.
The lifesaver look (the final extra check before a manoeuvre)
Sessions also include elements of theory, and rules of the road incorporating signs and crossings, with fun and skills incorporated.