Safe cycling for all of our students
Today I received the following email from a road user who had been driving near the school in the morning:
“Driving to work this morning I was involved in a very near miss with a student. The student was on the pavement on the far side of the road, with no helmet and earphones in. Without looking back or warning the student swerved across the road, forcing me to brake very hard.“
The email goes on to explain the driver felt it was a very near miss and the cyclist was very lucky to have escaped without injury. There has been other similar incidents reported to the school in recent months.
If you are a parent of a child who cycles can you please:
- Ensure they understand and abide by the highway code
- Ensure they are wearing a helmet and other sensible safety items
- Explain to them the dangers of using headphones or a mobile phone whilst riding
- Do not let children ride to school unless you are satisfied they are safe
The roads around the school are busy before and after school. Children must have good road sense and safety equipment in order to stay safe. If we are not satisfied that one of our students is safe then we will not permit them to ride on school premises and will not allow them to leave their bikes in school facilities in the day. We look forward to receiving the support of all of our parents/carers.
Mr S White,