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Wheels Breakfast at Highwood Primary School

The My Journey Wokingham team in partnership with Sustrans, delivered a wheels breakfast and cycle helmet surgery at Highwood Primary School on Friday, 2nd November.

The objective of the breakfast was to encourage children to actively travel to school by bike, scooter or any other wheeled method.  It was a cold, but beautiful, sunny morning, so perfect for enjoying the outdoors, getting some vitamin D from the sun and getting active!  Children who actively travel to school demonstrate measurable increases in academic performance and concentration than those arriving by car, and are also exposed to less air pollution.

It was great to see some children who don’t normally scoot or cycle to school coming to the breakfast and we hope it has demonstrated how easy it is to actively travel to school so that they can continue to do so in the future.  We were especially impressed to see the Dad that scoots to school every morning with his son – a great role model and inspiration!

During the wheels breakfast, our Active Travel Promotions officer also held a cycle helmet surgery to show the parents how to ensure their child’s helmet is safe to wear and fits correctly and then helped adjust the helmets of several of the children to ensure the correct fit.  This followed a recent helmet safety assembly delivered to the pupils which demonstrated the importance of wearing a helmet, how to check the helmet meets the current safety standards and how to fit a helmet correctly. 

We look forward to seeing the children at future My Journey events at the school.