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Olympic Cyclist Phil Bateman

Olympic Cyclist Phil Bateman

On Monday 8th June former Olympic cyclist Phil Bateman visited school to work with children in Year 4 and 5, providing the opportunity of a day’s specialist cycle coaching.

Based around a velodrome-style track marked-out on our school playground, the children learnt basic cycling techniques, simple track and road skills and took part in mini competitions, games and fun challenges.

Phil will be visiting school again in September to provide further opportunity for children to develop their cycling skills.

Some children also wrote a piece…

‘Phil came into our school and taught Year 5 some cycling.  He was really nice and he was once in the Olympics! At first I was a bit unsteady but then I became more confident.  I enjoyed myself and had lots of fun!’ Edourdine Y5 Pupil.IMG_1473 IMG_1472 IMG_1471 IMG_1465 IMG_1460 IMG_1457 IMG_1456 IMG_1455 IMG_1452 IMG_1450 IMG_1449 IMG_1442 IMG_1440 IMG_1439 IMG_1438 IMG_1437

‘On Monday 8th June we did some cycling on the playground with a professional cyclist, he was an Olympian! I won every race and got two gold medals.  I was the champion! I thought it was brilliant and I loved it!’ Harry Y5 Pupil.