Bike Clinic for 1st Graders a Huge Success

For a hands-on finish to their science unit on force and motion, Mount Royal’s first grade class invited Sunapee Police Department to provide bicycle safety training on campus this week. Much to the envy of the rest of the elementary grades during recess, the first graders enjoyed riding their bikes, speaking with Sunapee Police Chief David Cahill and Officers Neill Cobb and Rob Riessle. Students received safety instruction, helmet checks and the chance to sit inside the squad car.

Karen Walsh, who teaches first grade at Mount Royal Academy, was thrilled, “It was such a great event. Each child got a sticker badge, coloring book, and water bottle. Four of the children even took off their training wheels and learned to ride on two wheels!” H.E.A.R.T., the parent led school organization, was critical in coordinating the event.Everyone is looking forward to field-day June 9th when the officers will return with friends from the fire department and the first aid. This time the whole school will have a chance to ride in the vehicles and hang out with some of the areas first responders.