Sustrans Scotland’s I Bike programme is a way for schools to be supported to achieve aims they already have, rather than as additional work. Activities should be used to target specific curriculum areas and integrate with a school’s development plan.
The programme provides lots of support to school staff to help pupils become healthier and more active. As well as access to equipment such as bikes, scooters and helmets, our Officers have:
- Local knowledge of safe walking and cycling routes
- Contacts at other schools and in the community
- Experience of delivering indoor and outdoor activities and lessons
- A network of local, trained volunteers and parents to provide extra support.
Supporting a Safe Return to School – Update October 2020
The I Bike team are aware that schools are adapting to the new-normal and will be supporting pupils while they settle in following the return to school. And like you, our officers will be operating slightly differently initially too.
We have outlined our adapted ways of working in our Safe Operating Procedures (SOP) document, which you can find here. These procedures intend to keep our I Bike Officers and all those that we work with safe.
All sessions offered will be outdoors and PPE, physical distancing and hygiene measures will be in place.
We are going to work with a reduced number of schools – one school per week, offering multiple sessions within the week. This can be reviewed if local authorities and/ or if schools request, however, all parties (relevant to that week’s activities) must agree to this change.
Please review our SOP document and get in touch if you have any questions or queries.
We are really looking forward to working with pupils and schools again!
The I Bike Team