Pupils ride to school on bikes covered in Halloween decorations for annual Bike-o-Ween

Pupils ride to school on bikes covered in Halloween decorations for annual Bike-o-Ween

Things got spooky at one Bristol academy, as students rode bikes decorated with Halloween decorations into school, as part of an effort to encourage pupils to be more active.

Despite it being a week ahead of the appointed day to trick and treat, pupils at Minerva primary academy adorned their bikes and scooters with skeletons, bats and cobwebs for the school’s annual Bike-o-Ween competition.

Thirty pupils from years 3 to 6 took their bikes and scooters into a special assembly, where their decorating skills were judged by a panel of judges, who gave extra points for pupils who made their own decorations.

Cath Archer, a learning mentor who organised the event, said: “Although this is a fun activity for the children, we are hoping it will encourage them to get to school by bike or scooter as part of our healthy living programme.

“This event is part of a range of activities that take place throughout the year to encourage healthy eating and exercise.”

The school is one of ten academies in Bristol, Bath and Weston super Mare that are part of the Cabot Learning Federation.

 

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