Our Active Schools team has been recognised with the prestigious ‘Annual Achievement Award’ from Bikeability Scotland, the national cycle training programme for school children, managed by Cycling Scotland.
The award is presented in recognition of North Lanarkshire Active Schools work to double the delivery rate of Bikeability Scotland training to school children in the area.
Ross Sweeney, Senior Sports Development Officer at North Lanarkshire Council said: “Over the course of 2020-21 in a really difficult year for all, the North Lanarkshire Active Schools Team used this opportunity to deliver as much Bikeability Scotland training as possible.
“Working alongside schools we were able to deliver more Bikeability Scotland level 1 and 2 than ever before both at the schools and at the Strathclyde Park Outdoor Education Programme.
"Cycling during this time was and still is an ideal activity to continue to keep pupils active while teaching vital cycling skills to keep them safe on the roads. We are very grateful for receiving this award and we’re really pleased that the team’s hard work has been recognised.”
Frank McNally, Convener of Education and Families, added: “I’d like to congratulate everyone involved in our Active Schools team on winning this award – it’s a reflection of the commitment and hard work of everyone involved in the programme.”