Cycling is an ideal form of transport for young people providing a healthy, cheap and environmentally friendly way to get about. The Cycle Safe programme aims to assist young people in gaining the skills and knowledge to safely cycle and hopefully encourage them into the world of cycling as a mode of transport, and as a source of recreation and sport.
The key objectives of the Cycle Safe programme are:
- To develop key lifestyle activity skills among primary school children
- To provide increased opportunities for children to participate with an activity they can easily connect with
- To ensure that children are aware of the importance of safety when cycling
In 2011, 16 schools participated in the programme with 348 pupils trained. Participating schools are as follows:
- Ballinagore N.S
- Ballinahowen N.S
- Ballynacargy N.S
- Scoil Mhuire, Coole
- Parochial School, Castlepollard
- St Ciaran’s, Baylin
- St Cremins, Multyfarnham
- Tyrellspass N.S
- Whitehall N.S
- Gaelscoil Athlone
- Ballymore N.S
- Ardnagrath N.S
- Drumraney N.S
- Athlone Mixed N.S
- Kilcleagh N.S
- St Bridgets, Moate
Cycle Safe is a 4 week Programme which is now open to pupils in Westmeath Secondary and Primary Schools. If your school wishes to participate in this programme please contact Westmeath Sports Partnership.
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