Wow, what a great Bike to School Week! It was great to see all the bike racks and fences full of bikes at Lord Tennyson Elementary School. Our community has much to be proud of and many to thank for such a great event. First let’s start with the results.
We had a total of 614 bikers for the week!
113 on Monday
124 on Tuesday
125 on Wednesday
110 on Thursday
142 on Friday
Each day either the class of Division 8 (Mme Leong, Gr 3) or Division 14 (Mme Lichimo, Gr 1) had the most riders. One day both divisions had 16 riders per class!
The week was a filled with lots of activities including our parent coffee and biker breakfast on Monday graciously donated by Starbucks, Greens Organic + Natural Market, and PAC. Penny Noble, School Board Trustee and Bike to Work BC Representative visited the school on Monday. An afternoon assembly on bike safety was given to the primary grades by the VPD.
The fun continued on Wednesday afternoon with a bike and helmet decorating stations. With healthy snacks provided by Green’s Organic + Natural Market again, and HUB.
Our community support continued with student bike tune-ups donated by Ride-On Again Bikes on Thursday. There were many thankful and excited students at pick-up on Thursday. In the afternoon, Mme Leong's class set up a course with cones and hola hoops to ride around. Everyone in the class enjoyed riding their bikes during school hours.
On Friday we completed the week with a big celebration bikers' breakfast. Fresh fruit, butter croissants, muffins, bagels, fresh squeezed juice and coffee were all generously donated by Loblaws City Market newly located in our community (Arbutus and 16th Ave). The best part was that Loblaw’s served up everything so that everyone at Tennyson could enjoy themselves.
During biker sign in on Friday the bells were ringing! Biker bells were graciously donated by Pedalheads.
Friday afternoon Ride-On Again Bikes was again at the school doing student bike tune-ups. They were all finished at 3 o'clock however they stayed later to tune-up several extra student bikes plus a couple of parents had their bikes tuned-up as well.
Please be sure to thank all these businesses the next time you visit their establishments.
All of this could not have been completed without the help of our many parent and student volunteers including:
Amber Ridington Sebastian Ridington
Tai Scott Mia Rafii
Dreama Lee Stella Lee
Donalyn Simpson Sebastian Lee
Nana Yenson Abby Yenson
Jackie Corlett Emily Corlett
Karen Davies Annabel Corlett
We had Grade 6 and 7 students help spread the word about Bike to School week with their talented poster drawing skills and helped thank our community supporters with lovely thank you cards.
Overall it was a great success at Lord Tennyson for our second year participating in Bike to School Week.
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