Professional BMX Display
As a result of our success in the ‘Big Pedal’ (1st out of all the small schools taking part in the East of England and 9th Nationally), Great Paxton CE Primary School were treated to a professional BMX demonstration and workshop on Wednesday 22nd May.
Matti Hemmings, a professional flatlands BMX rider, performed a series of breath taking tricks in front of the whole school. This included demonstrating the 2 Guinness World records that Matti currently holds. Children were then given the opportunity to ask Matti questions regarding his professional career whilst learning all about the importance of safety, dedication and commitment. It has taken Matti 10 years to reach the level he has, practising 4 hours a day, and this message, accompanied by the outstanding tricks, helped to reinforce the need for commitment to achieve goals in life.
Children in Y4, Y5 and Y6 then had the chance to take part in a workshop, where Matti performed more tricks whilst teaching the children how to attempt some. Children then had the opportunity to put what they have learned into practise.
“It is the first time I have seen children riding around the school hall on a professional BMX bike performing ‘peg wheelies’ “ stated Mr Frost (headteacher). “It has been a real pleasure to see the children rewarded for all their effort during the Big Peddle. This was a real community effort with many parents also biking to school every day.”
The school would like to thank Sustrans for organising the Big Pedal, Matti Hemmings for sharing his amazing skills, Stuart Duncan for organising the prize, all the children and parents who took part in the Big Peddle and all the staff at the school for encouraging the children to be as healthy and as active as possible.
This was a well-earned reward and much appreciated!