Balance bikes

11th May 2018
Recently introduced 'sugar tax' has been given to all state primary schools in the form of PE and Sports Premium. Here at Slated Row we have spent some of it purchasing a set of Balance bikes in three different sizes. Balance bikes look just like regular bicycles, but without the pedals. Research shows that children who ride them generally progress to riding pedal bikes independently at a much younger age than those who learn using stabilisers. No need to run along beside them, holding their seat, while they hold on for dear life. That’s because, balance bikes enable children to master the art of balancing, so they are more confident and less likely to fall off and skim their knees when they move onto pedal bikes. 
After half term all of lower school will use the balance bikes in PE.