Bikeability is the national cycle training programme supported and funded by the Department for Transport.
Level 1 is the first step in the Bikeability training scheme and prepares pupils for when they are in older year groups. So, whether your child cycles regularly or not, the course will prove beneficial. Shropshire’s Bikeability Scheme is delivered by Learn Cycling, a national training company who employ qualified, professional, DBS checked National Standard Instructors.
To take part, pupils will need:
A roadworthy cycle and a cycle helmet that fits securely. A roadworthy cycle has:
● inflated tyres, as hard as an apple
● two working brakes
● a well-oiled chain
● a saddle and handlebars which are fixed on tight
We train in all weather conditions! On cold or wet days please make sure pupils have coats and gloves.
This course develops the cycling skills and confidence of children who can already cycle (no stabilisers please)
Attendance is free but places are limited, and BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Please call Church Stretton Library to book on 01694 722 535.
FREE – Summer reading challenge 2023 has started in Church Stretton Library – for ages 0-12 years.
Help the ‘Ready, Set, Read’ team complete the obstacle course, collecting all 6 golden books to cross the finish line! With crafts and a treasure hunt to do in the library and many different types of books to bury your head into…. Come and sign up!
It only takes 6 books over the summer to complete the whole challenge and you can complete it as many times as you like or just sign up and read what you can. We look forward to seeing you at Church Stretton Library!
This years theme – Games & Sport
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is all about games and sports. Children will join a fictional team (and their animal mascots!) as they use their skills to weave their way through a summer obstacle course. Developed in collaboration with the Youth Sport Trust, the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge will celebrate play and participation, encouraging children to engage in games and sports in any way that best suits them.
Ready, Set, Read! will showcase how reading can be active and engaged, and can itself involve teamwork and community. On registration, children will receive a free starter pack and, if successful in achieving their reading target, will be awarded with a medal, certificate, other goodies….and a FREE SWIM at Church Stretton Leisure Centre.
Monday 17 April and Wednesday 19 April from 2.30pm to 4pm.
Glass technician and artist Andy Bennett will be giving a talk and demonstration of glass staining on two afternoons in April.
Andy creates handmade stained glass artwork to sell and runs workshops for people wanting to learn how to make their own stained glass artefacts. His presentation will cover a brief history of glass manufacture, the tools that are used and some of the techniques he employs.
Advance booking is essential as places (£7.50) will be limited so those attending will have a good view and the opportunity to participate in Andy’s demonstrations.
Janet will explore the country through 14 of its authors of both fiction (especially crime) and non-fiction, including history. Writing in Turkey can be a dangerous activity: two of the books discussed were smuggled out of prison where their authors were political prisoners. Two writers were killed in the street for their views