Over the past three weeks, students at Cypress Trails Elementary School have been receiving instruction on pedestrian and bicycle safety in their physical education classes.
A trailer full of bicycles, provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, allowed students in third, fourth and fifth grade to practice their bike-riding skills while also learning Florida’s bicycle laws and requirements.
Attention was focused on properly adjusting a bicycle helmet, choosing sidewalks as the safest place to walk and ride, properly crossing a street, and where to ride and walk if forced to ride in a street without a sidewalk.
On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the students got real-life practice by participating in International Walk to School Day. More than 150 families walked and/or biked to school. Those students received a walk-to-school sticker, a bookmark, a backpack reflector and a free bottle of water from Mrs. Linda Zaskey, their physical education teacher, and from the organization Florida Safe Routes to School.
Cypress Trails believes that teaching pedestrian and bike safety can help students stay safe.
ABOVE: Students during International Walk to School Day.