Resilience allows an individual to think about daily exercise outside of PE lessons, improving their health and well-being and to think of the personal benefits, and environmental benefits. Children and young people are becoming increasingly concerned about the environment and for them to be aware that small changes can make a difference will help both now and in the future.
On 7th February 2020 the Government announced all children in England will be taught the skills for a lifetime of cycling, as its Bikeability training programme is significantly expanded.
The commitment will see an additional 400,000 training places offered on the scheme each year, providing children with the core skills to cycle safely and confidently on the road. More than 80% of children aged between 8 and 10 years old own a bike and since its launch in 2006, more than 3 million children have taken part in the Bikeability scheme.
The Government’s pledge includes:
- essential bike safety and skills training will be offered to every child in England
- the expected spend on cycling and walking from 2016 to 2021 has doubled to £2.4 billion
- an extra £22 million for the Access Fund, Big Bike Revival and Walk to School Outreach will fund projects from 2021 to kickstart behaviour change
Source – Gov.uk
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