Woodside building on olympic legacy

WOODSIDE Primary School is building on the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics to extend its already extensive programme of sports and activities for children.

This term the school has added a cycling club, archery and handball to a list which now totals 50 regular clubs.

Woodside has been involved in the Sustrans Bike-It scheme for some time, winning the Bronze Bike Award in 2010. In the lead up to the Olympics the school participated in the Sustrans Heroes scheme and as the school with the most entries won a BMX Flatland display at the school from national champion Lee Mussellwhite.

Earlier the same week Woodside children has visited the Olympic Mountain Bike venue at Hadleigh Farm

Headteacher Edward Caines said “We promote cycling because it keeps children fit and is good for the environment but we also believe the engagement we get from children because of all the activities we offer is one of the reasons we get good academic results.”

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