Our 6th class pupils participate in cycling safety training run by the Cycling Safety School. This programme has been running very successfully in school for the last 10 years. The course is aligned to CYCLE RIGHT, the National Standard for Cycle Safety Training in Ireland and is delivered by qualified trainers from the national register.
The programme consists of 8 hours of training with topics including:
- Safe equipment
- Rules of the Road
- Starting and Stopping
- Road Positioning
- Shoulder Checking
- Turning left/right
- Overtaking and Traffic Manoeuvres
The emphasis on the training is on safety through control of the bike and awareness of surroundings. At the end of the programme, the pupils receive a certificate of participation.
The programme is part-funded by Fingal County Council, the RSA and the Department of Tourism,