Guest post – Jackie Fulton Play on Pedals tutor

Jackie Fulton, nursery staff at Shotts Nursery and Play on Pedals tutor, has written a guest post about her experiences tutoring nursery staff at the Easthall Resident’s Association training before Christmas, here it is:

A great day delivering Play on Pedals training with staff from Barlanark Nursery, Beachwood Nursery, Sandaig Nursery along with youth workers Libby and Jason from the Glenburn Centre who also hosted our training day providing us with a great venue, warm hospitality and a fab lunch.

 I was so impressed with the motivation shown by the participants especially facing a windy and  wet December morning outdoor session comprising of  braking, steering cornering and risk assessment, We were a very competitive bunch during the” Naming the parts” game with lots of sprinting and some elbowing to get there first – all in great fun!!

A warmer indoor session provided us with the opportunity to learn how to carry out the “M” safety check and also how to adjust seats and handlebars as well as taking off pedals to create our own balance bikes. All of which came in very useful later on that day.

 After a hearty lunch time bowl of hot soup and bespoke toasties provided by Libby and her team we were ready to greet the children from Barlanark Nursery who were very keen to get in the saddle.  This session allowed the participants to use their new found knowledge to support and develop the children’s cycle skills.   Fun afternoon had by all.  Afterwards it was great to share our thoughts and views on how the session had gone.  Lots of great feedback from the participants who said they felt happy, confident and excited about delivering the Play on Pedals programme to the children within their nurseries and centres.

A BIG thank you to all the participants and children in making it another successful, fun, and informative Play on Pedals Training session.

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