STUDENTS SADDLE UP & MAKE SUPER SMOOTHIES
Students at Dinnington comprehensive will be saddling up and using their pedal power to create delicious fruit smoothies, as part of their specialist school day on Friday 26th October
‘Healthy Living’ is the theme for the Year 7 specialst school day this year, and amongst exploring exercise and lifestyle influences all 200 students will spend one session on their bikes in the pedal powered smoothie factory, brought to the school by charity Sustrans.
Sustrans is working with schools in Rotherham to provide children with the skills and information necessary to allow them to take to two wheels for the journey to school on a regular basis. On Friday, students will be designing their own fruit smoothies, working out cost, calories & food miles, and then jumping on the bike to blend their smoothies, burning off calories as they pedal.
Natalie Whelan from Sustrans, said:
“Walking and cycling to school is a great way for children to get the exercise they need everyday to keep healthy, and today we are showing that cycling can be fun too. It’s fantastic to be working with Dinnington Comprehensive who are passionate about encouraging cycling to school in so many ways.”
Andrew Blench, School Business Manager at Dinnington Comprehensive School, said:
“We have a good culture of cycling amongst students at Dinnington Comprehensive School, and by working with Sustrans to link cycling into our school curriculum as we are doing here today; we hope that more of our students will start cycling to school on a regular basis.”
Coun. Gerald Smith, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development for Rotherham Borough Council, said he was delighted to see the project launched in Rotherham. He said: ""The promotion of cycling is a key theme in the third Local Transport Plan 2012-15. Cycling really hits the spot. Apart from being good fun - it also helps local transport, it is highly sustainable and it has great long term health benefits. All youngsters should be encouraged to cycle as much as possible."This event is one of many that are taking place at schools across Rotherham, encouraging children to cycle to school. Sustrans works in Rotherham thanks to funding from Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and the South Yorkshire Local Transport Plan.
Natalie Whelan – Bike It Officer for Rotherham
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