PUPILS from a school near Ashbourne have been invited to try out a new learning scheme being rolled out by the Peak District National Park Authority.
Children at FitzHerbert Primary School in Fenny Bentley took to two wheels at the national park’s cycle hire centre in Mappleton Lane before being guided on an educational bike ride with their teachers and national park ranger Rose Clarke.
The group rode three and-a-half miles to Tissington, working their way through a package of activities developed by the autority based around history, wildlife, nature and transport.
The children were asked to look, explore, and record data collected on their route and it was one of the first outings for the school’s new
This was one of the first outings for the school’s new Head Teacher, Linda Hack who started at the school in September.
Other projects undertaken by the school alongside the national park authority include a wild flower meadow, and an archeological dig.
To find out more about the cycle scheme for schools call 01433 620373.