Willoughby School in Bourne gets a new trike thanks to the Rotary Club of Bourne St Peter and the Rotary Foundation Charity
There were plenty of smiles as school pupils rode another trike that has been added to their growing collection.
Willoughby School in Bourne now has about 10 trikes of varying models and sizes after its latest £2,500 Tomcat trike was purchased by grants from the Rotary Club of Bourne St Peter and the Rotary Foundation Charity.
The trikes were tested out and given the thumbs up by the pupils for the first time on Friday last week (October 31).
Ryan, one of the pupils who got to try out the new trike, said: “I feel good and I enjoy cycling on them. It makes me feel happy and excited.
“I love going on them, even when it’s raining.”
The specially adapted trikes are adaptable to cater for each child’s needs and harnesses, extra support and handles can be added accordingly.
Lucy Clark, a teaching assistant at the school, said: “The pupils get so excited for trikes on a Friday.
“When they know they have trikes, they will start asking from the day before.
“We have our different PE lessons and dance but these trikes give them the chance to get out.
“Not many of them probably get the chance at home.”
Jacky Summers, secretary of the Rotary Club of Bourne St Peter, said: “It’s brilliant to see the children having fun on the trikes and wonderful to give them opportunities that other children take for granted such as riding a trike.
“One of our members has a child here and that’s how we got involved.”
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