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SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL

CYCLING & SCOOTING

These programmes aim to increase the skills and confidence of young people so that they can safely cycle and scoot to school. The programmes provide a range of appropriate cycling and scooting activities that boost skills in those areas. The programmes champions road safety education and seeks to maximise the safety of all children, including the promotion of correctly fitted helmets. 

Increasing active travel aligns very well with the aims and ethos of many primary schools. As your school helps to support more pupils to walk, cycle or scoot to school, you’ll be directly contributing towards the following topics: Transport, Healthy Living, Climate Change and Outdoor learning.

We know that sadly for some families, cycling and scooting the entire journey to school is not possible due to distance, nature of the roads or perhaps an adult needing the car to travel onto work. Therefore these programmes also promote ‘park and ride’ journeys to school, which involve child being driven part of the journey to school and then cycling or scooting the remainder.

Active school travel is also a great way to increase children’s physical activity levels. Increasing the number of children who are regularly cycling or scooting to school has numerous benefits including:

• Increased physical activity levels resulting in improved health and well-being.
• Reduced congestion and pollution around schools.
• Improved academic performance.
• Increased road safety awareness and skills.
• Increased confidence, self-esteem, and independence for young people.

SCOOT - ABILITY

Our Scooter Wise programme provides you with a sustainable activity to teach primary school children from Year 1 to Year 4, how to ride a scooter safely so that they can enjoy the freedom and fun that riding a scooter provides. It can help with basic balance and sensory integration in a child’s early years. Without this, learning and reading development can be significantly delayed.

Scooters can help improve coordination with use at any age, particularly when children are young and learning how to balance using their weight. Our Scooter Wise programme develops any child’s ability to scoot safely through a range of games and fun activities.

Programme Details:

  • 13 outcomes to be delivered against to track the children’s progress
  • All training will be delivered in your playground/indoor hall
  • Recommended space – approximately the size of a tennis court 
  • No training will be carried out on the pavement

BALANCE - ABILITY

94% can safely ride by the end of the programme 94%

94% of the Children (4 to 6 years old) attending the programme nationwide, are able to safely ride a pedal bike by the end of the programme.

Synergy are an accredited provider of Balanceability the UK’s first accredited ‘learn to cycle’ programme for children aged between 2 and a half and 6 years old.
 
The programme is a structured course which is available to nurseries and primary schools.
 
Balanceability combines unique ergonomic balance bikes with a schedule of fun activities that aim to build confidence, spatial awareness and dynamic balance skills enabling young children to cycle without ever needing stabilisers.
 
Synergy work directly with schools to promote the physical benefits of cycling for young people as well as providing a success-orientated experience.
 
The programme offers children the ability to become competent cyclists at an early age through the development of balance and control.
Our Balanceability service can be ran directly at your school by our fully qualified trainers and is a structured two-level programme consisting of 6 x 45-minute sessions per level. All the equipment required is supplied by us.
 

WHATS INCLUDED

HIGH QUALITY P.E INSTRUCTORS

ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED

FULLY PLANNED SESSIONS

CENTRED AROUND PUPIL NEEDS

FULLY RISK ASSESSED

WHATS THE IMPACT

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement in when spending there Primary P.E and school sport premium. Essentially schools should be using there funding to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the P.E and school sport they have on offer to there pupils.

Our P.E Enrichment services meets the following key indicators:

KEY INDICATOR 1

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.

KEY INDICATOR 2

The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.

KEY INDICATOR 3

PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.

KEY INDICATOR 4

Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.