Cycling in the snow

Leswalt Primary pupils continue to cycle in all weathers – and pupils went that bit extra today by cycling to school in the snow.   Many resembled snowmen on bicycles by the time they reached school!

All this effort is to great effect as Leswalt Primary is currently now 2nd place in the National Big Pedal competition. (

And once the sun came out this afternoon pupils had some more cycling fun in the form of safety games on bikes, with Ann Ferguson (Active Schools Co-ordinator).  Pupils rode around the playground learning more about helmets and safety while cycling.  P1-4 even had a slow bicycle race! This helped the children focus on their balance and co-ordination.

The Big Pedal

Staff and pupils cycling to Leswalt Primary

Leswalt Primary has got off to a great start in “The Big Pedal”.

Every day for 3 weeks pupils staff and parents will be cycling to school.    Mrs Bathgate has even been cycling all the way from Portpatrick – well done! The numbers of cyclists are entered on the website .

After day 1 and stage one figures were calculated, Leswalt Primary was 4th in the whole of the UK (out of more than 600 schools taking part).  This is a fantastic start to the initiative.  So, keep on pedalling!