Friday, 16 March 2018

Thursday, 15 March 2018

3, 6 and 9

Juggling with manderins

Bike safety statistics


Recently Room One students participated in a safe cycling skills programme facilitated
by the New Zealand Police.

Students learned about the correct way to wear their bicycle helmet.

Firstly: Your helmet needs to be your size and comfortable on your head.

Secondly: It needs to be tightened at the neck strap and hard enough to take a hit
from the hard roads concrete.

Thirdly: The Helmets straps need to be just below your ear and not touching it.

After we had done out helmet it was time for us to check our bike.

Number 1: Your bike needs to be able to go back and forwards perfectly with the chain
doing the same.

Number 2: Your chain needs to be good and not rusty. Rusty chains may break while
you are biking and may cause a accident. So your chain needs to be strong and will not
break when your biking.

Number 3: The bikes brakes need to be able to stop you in an instant. Your front brake
isn’t much of a loss but your back brake really is. The back brake would help you to stop
or slow down quite a bit if you are going down a steep hill. It would also help you to stop
if a car is coming towards you.

After that we started with our bikes.

Number 1: We started by going round an obstacle course. We learned to put our arm out when we turn
a corner. We do this to signal the cars that we are turning. This stops the cars from accidently hitting
us when we turn. We also turn our heads behind us at a certain point to say what the picture was. I
usually said “MOTORCYCLE-MAN”.

Number 2: All of us had to go round cones that were very close to each other as well as go round tight
corners. We also went on a wood ladder that was on the ground making us bounce up and down.
These 3 things were to test us on our balance. We all did pretty good so we past that.
Number 3: One of the last things we did was we did was we drove in pairs. What we did is we drove
forward, we looked back. Put our arm out for 3 seconds, then we looked back just to stop, look left,
then right, then bike to the right towards the cones, quick turns and the ladder.

Once we finished it was time for the full !ROAD RULES!
The road rules are pretty simple but definitely need to be followed.

Number 1: Make sure a car is not coming when you are biking on the road. If a car is
coming go to the footpath and let the car/car’s pass.

Number 2: On the road you you need to be 1 metre away from the footpath. If you come
to a car ride 1 metre away from the door inase the door opens when you are biking
towards it.

Number 3: If you are turning onto a different road put your arm out straight signalling
any car/car’s that might be coming on the other road or just the road you are on that
you are going that way.If you are going onto a different road that is own your left you
put your left hand straight out. If you are going to the right put your right hand straight

Number 4: if you you are are going to stop bike to the side of the road and put your arm
into STOP position . If you are going towards the left side of the road you need to put
your right arm into a STOP poison. You put your right arm so the cars can see it. If you
are going towards the right side of the road you need to put your left arm into a STOP
poison. You put your left arm so the cars can see it.

Number 5: When you are turning a corner you need to slow down and look behind and
infront of you. When you are turning a corner you need to make sure that you are not
going to collide with car when you are turning.

After we learned the road rules it was time to go onto the road.
We started by going on tasman street. We started at the creek and made our way around.
Most of us did pretty well but some did not follow the road rules like the others.

Here's how good I did.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018