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School uses pedal power to teach youngsters

COTTESBROOKE Junior School in Acocks Green has recently been chosen as one of only 12 schools in Birmingham to become a 'Bike It' school.

COTTESBROOKE Junior School in Acocks Green has recently been chosen as one of only 12 schools in Birmingham to become a 'Bike It' school.

Bike It are part of Sustrans the charity which promotes more use of sustainable transport.

This month Bike It officer Rachel Hallett introduced the cycling promotion scheme which works with schools for a minimum of 12 months with the aim of improving the health of the children and the environment.

Activities planned for this term include 'Bling Your Bike' and cycle training to build confidence.

The school has also recently had an extension to the cycle parking for more children, parents and staff to park their bikes securely.

 

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