THE BATTLEFORDS — The Grade 3 class from North Battleford's Bready Elementary School got the chance to break, pedal and steer their way to a bike-centric education on May 30 when Battlefords RCMP hosted its second annual bike rodeo from May 29 to June 2, with all grade three school children from local areas invited.
"It was a great learning experience for all of the students. They absolutely loved it," Avery Saunders, the Bready Elementary teacher, said to the News-Optimist/SASKTODAY.ca
"This was the first time for some of them ever to have the opportunity to be on a bicycle, which was amazing. The other students who had had a chance to be on a bicycle before, I think, really enjoyed being able to show off their skills and knowledge to their classmates."
The annual Bike Rodeo, hosted by Battlefords RCMP members, gave each child the opportunity to ride a bike through a skills course and teach them about bike safety, with some members present to give instruction to the young learners.
"All of the police officers and constables were amazing, they were great with the kids, and some of the kids even recognized some of them from some of the other events we had been to, so it was a great time," Saunders added.
Members of Citizens on Patrol, the RCMP, and North Battleford Mayor David Gillian were present for a photo opportunity with the school children at the culmination of the event.