There are certain times when the clouds part and the sun shines through.
When I opened my email this weekend I had a lovely surprise.
At Rachel Keeling Nursery School we have a developed our cycling (balance bikes and 2 wheeler pedal bicycles) in school and try to share this with families to encourage them to get out and about.
Cycling can be liberating and is a wonderful and sustainable way to explore the city, countryside and parks. Cycling is a great way of getting from A to B as well and a fun way to get exercise.
Here is the email I received from one parent with the attached photographs.
" X really rode her bike today for the first time.
We have been trying to build up her confidence over the last few months. She wasn’t interested in her balance bike at all. She just wanted to run when she was younger. So we decided to get her a bike with stabilisers. But it was so heavy and she kept tipping over. So my mum and dad (my dad who loves his bike) bought her this new bike for Xmas. We have been taking her out on it for months. She has done a few little independent pedals but would then tip over.
The last week she has been coming home and telling me all about riding bikes at nursery.
I decided to bring her bike outside today to see how she got on.
She took off with such confidence and there was no stopping her.
So thank you all for helping her progress. "
Just look at the joy and freedom on our friend's face in these photographs.
Thank you to all our families who support Rachel Keeling learning at home.
Learning is best done with us all working together.
Encourage your child to use the bikes at nursery and remember you can borrow them at the weekend and school holidays if you don't have your own bikes at home.