William's Lake Bikes to School

June 5, 2014

Horsefly Elementary Junior Secondary, a small K-9 rural school of 51 students, had 45 students and 2 staff Bike to School this Bike to Work Week! The school, located in the community of Horsefly BC, which is 40 minutes east of Williams Lake, ran a Bike to School week event all week and won a prize as the largest team in the Williams Lake area. "Our student leadership team designed a student led inquiry project this year based on the question 'How can our school reduce it's Carbon Footprint?' " says Principal Calvin Dubray, "we have been involved in many projects and programs based around that so Bike to Work (School) Week fit in quite nicely."

The photo featured is a picture of Dubray assisting our grade 1, ELL student, Tina Yu. Tina's dad bought her a new bike (it even had the price tags on it when she arrived at school on Monday) and it was her first time riding it or any other bike. She took a few spills on it but would get right back up and continue on.  By the end of Bike to School Week she was able to ride her bike without assistance. She received help from other students at the school in the process of learning and some even volunteered to stay after school to ride their bikes with her. This is a truly inspirational story about how Bike to Work (School) can bring people together!

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