While many children want to cycle or scooter to school in Brisbane, only around 3% do. The Active School Travel (AST) program aims to get more students riding to schools with the skills, confidence and experience to ride safely.
AST schools in the first year of the program can access free bike and scooter skills training sessions. The 90-minute bike skills and 60-minute scooter skills sessions are conducted by qualified coaches and teach students essential safe riding skills such as braking, steering control, signalling, road crossing and footpath etiquette. Offered as an incursion, sessions are conducted in school time, on school grounds.
Use this table to find out about bike and scooter skills sessions.
|Detail||Bike skills||Scooter skills|
|Eligible students||Year 4-6 students and other students who regularly ride to school||Prep to Year 3 students and other students who regularly scoot to school|
|Session duration||90 minutes (maximum of 3 sessions per day) in school time||60 minutes (maximum of 5 sessions per day) in school time|
|Venue||School oval with space for students to ride||Large, preferably undercover area with a hard surface (e.g. school hall, tennis court, undercover play area)|
|Skills required||Must already be able to ride a bike without training wheels||No experience required|
|Number of students||Ask your AST officer how many classes you are eligible for (10-30 students per class)||Ask your AST officer how many classes you are eligible for (15-30 students per class)|
|Equipment required by students||Bring your own bike and helmet||Bring your own scooter and helmet. Some scooters and helmets are available to borrow.|
|What students learn||
|Teacher supervision||Teacher required at each session||Teacher required at each session|