MORE THAN 160 pupils from Romsey took part in a cycle fun day.

The event called Brilliant Bike Day was organised by the green team at Halterworth Primary School in Halterworth Lane.

As part of the day, the pupils learnt about the positive impact cycling can have on their health and the environment around them.

Pupils began the day with ‘ditch the stabiliser’ sessions and cycle agility courses on the school field, followed by a bike-themed assembly.

As well as this the students also enjoyed produce by pedal power courtesy of a smoothie bike.

Head of school, Phil Thomas, said: “We’re happy to tell our children to get on their bikes! Brilliant Bike Day is a great example of how we’re empowering pupils to make positive changes to their environment.”

The school set up the green team this year to help make the school a more sustainable place.

Natalie Martin a volunteer at the school who helps run the green team committee, which currently consists of 15 pupils, said: “The pupils are so determined and keen to make a difference.

“It is their future we need to protect and it is important that they feel they are able to make a difference.

“The children have had so many brilliant ideas and they no a lot about the environment and sustainability.”

When asked about how the idea for the bike day came about Natalie said: “The school’s Green Team pupil representatives suggested we should focus on cycling – and what a brilliant idea it was! We’ll be running lots more exciting activities in the coming year as part of our work as an Eco-School.”

One of the pupils who took part said: “This is amazing! I want to do it every day!”

The school introduced the eco team after it became an eco school.

Natalie who is 39 and works at Sustrans, a UK charity that makes it easier for people to walk or cycle said she would “love it if every school could have the resources to become an eco school.”

She added: “Since we held the bike day we have had so many lovely messages from parents, one child also learnt to ride a bike on the day which is brilliant.”

The school are also set to hold a summer fayre which will take place on June 29th.

Everyone is welcome to attend and all of the money raised will go to the school.

For more information call 01794 512028.