On your bike

October 19, 2013 by  
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Sydney’s Mount Sinai College Early Learning Centre in Kingsford, celebrated the Sydney Rides Festival by transforming their outdoor play area into a miniature road course, complete with a round-about and traffic signs.

Enjoying the day

Enjoying the day

The Centre was abuzz with activity – both inside and out. Whilst the older children took to manoeuvring around the track on bikes carefully managing balance and co-ordination, the younger children excitedly zoomed around on scooters and trikes.

Kath Boyd, the Early Learning Centre Director said “We like to encourage the children to learn new skills in thoughtful and creative ways and Bike Day provides the perfect opportunity to do that.”

The two bright and busy classrooms were scenes of energetic learning, as our early childhood educators taught the children about Bike and Road Safety.

The children then created a large mural and posters about what Bike Day meant to them. Through colours, stick figures, scrunched and shaped paper trees and pipe cleaner bike frames, the art reflected the day’s lessons; the importance of looking out for cars in driveways; holding hands with a parent when crossing the road; wearing a bike helmet and the sheer fun and freedom of bike riding.

Mrs Leanne Arber, a Mount Sinai College Early Learning Centre parent was delighted with the day, “Raphi had a ‘hoot’ at bike day! As always you have made learning fun. What a great way to get the kids exercising, learning about road safety and loving their days at school.”

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