Following a pitch to Myjourney, a sustainable transport government scheme, where Beechwood had to present what they would use the bikes for, the school won a grant to enable more sustainable transport. Beechwood spent the funding on a bike storage shed and 20 lightweight aluminium children’s bikes for pupils in Year 3 and above to use.
The bikes will enable pupils to join the new Beechwood Bike Club, where they will receive bike training and they will also be used for PE lessons. For students that live further away from the school, they can simply borrow the bikes, without having the issue of how to get their own bike to school, to take part in cycling proficiency tests.
Gordon Davies, headteacher at Beechwood Primary School said: “We are delighted to have won the grant from MyJourney and expand our sports offering even further to our pupils.
At Beechwood, we pride ourselves on offering our youngsters a wide range of clubs and activities both during school time and when lessons have finished. We work hard to ensure that children find out what they are good at, and these bikes are a fantastic opportunity to open up the world of cycling to them. I’m sure it won’t be long before we are seeing the next Chris Hoys in the making!”