The last two weeks have seen Damers transformed from our normal school playground to an amazing show of bikes, trikes, scooters and even a unicycle! We have been taking part in a competition called The Big Pedal that encourages children and adults to walk, cycle or scoot into school. I’m proud and delighted to announce that we finished an impressive FIRST out of Dorset, 14th out of the entire South West and 117th out of the whole country; an impressive feat with over 1300 schools taking part! Across the fortnight, a fantastic 2400+ journeys took place on a bike or scooter (that’s well over half of our entire school!).
I’d like to say a huge congratulations to everyone involved. A special thanks needs to go to our Year 3 Bike-It Crew who gave up 2 weeks’ worth of lunch times to help collect all the information we needed! As always the collective team spirit of Damers really shone through. We couldn’t have done it without the overwhelming enthusiasm of the children, and the dedicated support from the parents and carers.