Lee Valley BMX Track

14 pupils from Woodfield School travelled to Lee Valley BMX track to cycle on the London 2012 Olympic track. Pupils received a 1-hour coaching lesson from a qualified instructor before being let loose on the Olympic track.

Pupils from Woodfield have been learning to cycle as part of the pupil premium cycle maintenance project delivered by Chris Steel. The main aim of the project is to teach pupils to fix their bike and then to ride it. Pupils have learnt how to change a tyre, fix/tighten breaks, oil a chain and fix punctures.

The BMX trip was a celebratory trip for those who have learnt to cycle at Woodfield. Teaching Assistant Shirag who organised the trip said “it’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the pupils successes, the coaches at Lee Valley were very friendly and helped our pupils around the track.”

From January 2015, 16 pupils have learnt to cycle at Woodfield, the highest number ever recorded at the School. The project aims to continue to teach pupils to cycle and teach them the importance of road safety and cycle maintenance.

Head Coach Dan O’Brien supports the project and said “The cycle project is a great way to embed the STEP framework here at Woodfield. It allows pupils to learn about cycle maintenance, road safety and cycling".

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