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Video: Cycling charity Sustrans teaches kids to stay safe on bikes

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Learning how to be seen and be safe on their bikes was the message of the day when cycling charity Sustrans visited a Newhaven school.

Lucy Dance went to Harbour Primary School in Church Hill to do a Be Bright Be Seen assembly to get pupils thinking about how they could be seen at night.

Children dressed in different outfits, the lights were turned off and torches were shone on them to help them understand how visible they were.

Votes were then cast before and after about who stood out most.

Pupils cycled to school and took part in a Bling Up Your Bike session where they decorated their bikes with reflective materials.

School Bike It Officer for Sustrans, Lucy Dance said: “Bling Your Bike encourages the students to think about their visibility, especially in the dark.

“They use their creative skills to make their bikes look bright and colourful.

“This encourages them to look after their bikes and ride them more often.

“At Sustrans we work with hundreds of schools throughout the UK each year to encourage students to be more active.”

 

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