As part of the expedition, all students have the opportunity to take part in a bike ride through the jungle. This is a challenging activity where children will ride over a mixture of pavement, dirt and possibly muddy tracks. In order for students to be ready for this activity, Asia Motions, the company we work with to organise all the activities, came to school to ensure all students had the opportunity to hone their skills on a mountain bike.
For some children this was a very quick process as they were already used to riding a bike on pavements or roads and only needed a quick practise on an uneven grassy surface. For others, this was the first time that they had attempted to ride a bike. All students showed real perseverance and should be proud of their efforts. There will be one more training session for students in February. I would highly recommend that all students take any opportunity to practice their cycling skills between now and the expedition. It may be possible for students to take their own bikes on the expedition so any practice before then is not at all wasted.
Mike Martin, Year 6 Leader