Reinhard’s PTA Health and Safety Committee arranged to have Automobile Association of America representative Mrs. Blackburn share pointers on how to safely ride a bike.
During an assembly, Mrs. Blackburn brought her puppet, Bob, and various props to demonstrate to students how to conduct safety checks on their bike, properly wear a helmet and respond to their environment and street signage.
By the end of the presentation, the students were knowledgeable about the importance of checking the air in their bicycle tires, making sure the brakes work, and adjusting the seats to a safe height. They also learned that it is the law to wear a properly fitting helmet to protect the brain.
The Reinhard Rising Stars are now prepared to ride their bikes safely in a park, on a playground or on the sidewalk this summer.