Calderstones School pupils riding high with ground-breaking citybike partnership
Calderstones School has become the first city school to partner with citybike to help pupils learn about road safety and increase physical activity.
As part of an initiative with Liverpool’s cycle hire scheme and cycling co-operative Peloton, doctor pupils at Calderstones School will have access to citybike as part of PE lessons.
The famous green bikes will be used under supervision as an alternative activity to help pupils become more confident on two wheels and help promote a healthy active lifestyle.
Assistant headteacher Sian York said: “We have always used Calderstones Park for some outdoor PE lessons like cross country. It is great that with two citybike stations in the park we will now be able to offer all pupils access to the scheme so they can become more confident travelling by bike safely and discover a new way to keep active.”
To launch the programme, sovaldi sale Calderstones School is also making a video for students to encourage them to make cycling part of their day-to-day activity. “Cycling is a great way to keep fit and active,” said Miss York. “By using citybike in school and becoming familiar with the system, students can get into the habit of getting around the city by bike.”
Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Transport and Climate Change, has welcomed the partnership. He said: “This is great news for pupils at Calderstones School. The initiative is set to give pupils a good grounding in responsible cycling, which should in turn encourage them remain lifelong cyclists.”
Peloton will also be offering the school a Dr Bike service to repair pupils own bikes and show them how to maintain them, and will be rebranding some bikes owned by the school, with pupils themselves coming up with the design.
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