Wheelie Wednesdays for St John Fisher Primary School

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Just weeks after the celebration of their new Prayer Garden, the children of St John Fisher Catholic Primary School have enjoyed the opening of a new bike stand!
This flash new stand was officially opened on 25th June 2010. It takes up to 20 bikes and so far it has been very popular with a high bike occupancy!
As part of the Bike It scheme, the school will have ‘Wheelie Wednesdays’. Vitina Thwaites explains “Any child who cycles to school on a Wednesday is awarded a point. Points can then be exchanged for a range of Bike It prizes and children who earn the most points will be entered into a competition to win a T-Shirt and become part of the Bike It crew for the school.”
For the younger children who scooter to school, the staff are hoping to run competition to win a Bike It mascot.
The Bike It programme is a nationwide scheme and has been operating for 5 years. They state that children who cycle to school are more likely to be physically active than theirs peers and less likely to be obese or develop diabetes. Bike It also promotes road safety and helps reduce the numbers of cars on the road.
For more information on St John Fisher Primary School, contact www.sjfisher.herts.sch.uk  or phone 01727-861077
Bike It info available on www.sustrans.org.uk/what-we-do/bike-it
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Maria Larmer lives in St Albans and is married with four children. She works as a Freelance Writer, English Language Teacher and Teaching Assistant. She has lived in Auckland, New Zealand for 9 years and prior to that in France, Germany, Austria, Edinburgh, London and Ireland. Her diary-writing has featured on 'The Wild Geese' Channel 4 and Radio Verulam. She has written for Hertfordshire Life magazine, Go Camping magazine, Camping magazine, The Catholic Times, St Albans & Harpenden Review, New Zealand Times, The New Beacon, My Weekly and various websites. She can be contacted on maria.larmer@ntlworld.com