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TDSB Schools Celebrated Bike to School Week

Monday, June 12, 2017
Categories: Great Things, Happenings @ TDSB, School Web Stories

Between May 29th and June 2nd, schools across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Areas (GTHA) celebrated Bike to School Week. By the end of the week, an impressive 118 TDSB schools had registered an event at www.biketoschoolweek.ca. Here are a few examples of how TDSB schools celebrated:

 

  • Norman Ingram PS hosted a Bike Rodeo for Grade 1-4 students. Students rotated through six stations to learn and practice a variety of cycling skills including: proper helmet fitting, bike safety checks, understanding signs and signalling, starting and stopping, doing shoulder checks and ended the day with a group ride around the schoolyard. This bike rodeo was one of over 60 Cycling Education Programs delivered to schools this spring through a partnership with CultureLink Settlement and Community Services.

     

  • Second Street JMS celebrated Bike to School Week with a different event each morning. Students that arrived on two wheels got to decorate their bike, received a breakfast treat and learned some bike tips.

     

  • Over 60 students from Central Toronto Academy, Ursula Franklin Academy and Greenwood SS joined the Bike to Work Group Commute to City Hall. For this annual event, Torontonians from across the city bike to work and converge at City Hall for a pancake breakfast.

     

  • On Thursday, June 1st, students from local secondary schools held a press conference at Bloor St. and Christie St. to advocate for Bloor St. bike lanes.

     

  • At Blake St. PS, students who biked to school received a snack and were entered into a draw for some cycling-themed prizes. At the end of the week, the school hosted a bike rodeo and invited officers from 55 Division to teach bike signaling and provide information on how to safely ride in the neighbourhood.

     

Congratulations to all the schools that participated in Bike to School Week 2017!  To see what other schools got up to during Bike to School Week, search for #biketoschool on twitter.

 

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