National cycling award for Chryston High School

Congratulations to staff and pupils on achieving cycle-friendly status in recognition of their efforts to support and encourage cycling to school

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The national Cycle Friendly Secondary School Award recognises schools, teachers and volunteers committed to increasing cycling at school.

The award has been developed by Cycling Scotland with the aim of promoting cycling to school as a pleasant, healthy and economical travel choice. 

Ross Sweeney, Active Schools Co-ordinator - Chryston cluster, explains: "A few years ago we received funding from Education Scotland and bought 30 mountain bikes. 

"More recently we have integrated cycling into the PE curriculum and all PE staff are trained Cycle Trainer Assistants (CTA's). 

"As well as this we have been running an after-school bike club and we also have a bike maintenance course.  I have also trained up senior pupils who as part of the sports leaders course to be CTA's. 

"As we have done so much relating to cycling over the past couple of years we decided to apply for this award, which we are delighted to have achieved.  Hopefully we can continue to build on this by encouraging even more pupils to cycle to school."

Cllr Frank McNally, Convener of Education, added: "I'd like to congratulate everyone associated with the school on their commitment to promoting cycling. Pupils and staff should be very proud of securing this national award."

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