Wobbling and Shaking -The Slow Bike Race

Julia Calvert
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It was a warm and sunny day when Winterfold Primary School students went wobbling and shaking across the netball court! That’s right – today we held our Slow Bike Race!!

There was a great turn out across all the year levels and, even though parents were not allowed on site to watch, there was still a huge audience. The bike racks were full to overflowing!

We set off with Pink and Yellow Blocks at recess (PP – Year 3) followed by Blue and Red Blocks at lunch time (Year 3 – 6). The Your Move Committee members all had a role to play and executed these with finesse. Some organised the races, we had our starter and some to hand out stickers at the ends. The rest were judges. We didn’t realise how hard it would be to judge a slow bike race – not only looking at who crossed the finish line but also who put their foot down.

We had joint winners for Pink Block – Lachlan and Sammy, in Yellow Block it was Elly, Levi for Blue Block and Thomas crept over the finish line for Red Block. Winners were announced after lunch and prizes delivered to their classrooms.

The spectators were entertained, the racers had fun and the Committee performed beautifully! All that work was definitely worth it.

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James (Your Move)

What a great story - all the way from the amusing title to the end! By correctly linking to the "Slow Bike Race" activity you automatically earned 30 points, but I have given you a bonus 20 points for giving a depth of details that would really help any others planning this activity. I'm glad you got lots of photos to share with the parents - maybe you could share the story in your school newsletter for all to see (and to get more points too!).

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Julia

Oops I forgot to mention this was for World Bicycle Day! And yes James, an article has already be submitted for the next newsletter. We are hungry for points at WPS :)

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James (Your Move)

You must have been reading my mind - I was just wondering if it was also a World Bike Day event! You have just earned an (early morning!) 40 points for the WBD event. Make sure you post an excerpt of your newsletter when it comes out! Have a great day!

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Julia

Woo hoo!! Thanks James. It appears we suffer the same affliction - sleep deprivation!!

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Arlene

Well done, WPS from another WPS! Great to hear that your YM members had all bases covered on the day. Re- judging,it's only when you have to judge something do you find out HOW tricky it can be!

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