Children test their ‘balanceability’

PUBLISHED: 15:34 09 November 2012

Steve Fox with nursery children from Poppy Class using balance bikes.

Steve Fox with nursery children from Poppy Class using balance bikes.


NURSERY children at Trinity Primary School in Portishead got their first taste of balancing bikes during a Balanceability workshop.

Steve Fox, who runs Fox Cycling, introduced the youngsters to bikes without pedals which are ideal for developing balance, confidence and co-ordination for two to six-year-olds.

Teacher Karen Twyford said: “This was a great fun learning experience for all the children who took part, focusing on gross motor skills including balance, co-ordination, agility, core strength and flexibility.”

A Balanceability programme currently runs at Parish Wharf Leisure Centre in Portishead.

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