Saturday, 28th July 2012
Cycle Proficiency Awards
The Cycle Proficiency Award Level 1 courses led by the Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP) Neighbourhood Policing Officers in the St. Anne’s Middle School Playground have been off to a great start teaching children about the responsibility of safe cycling. The course is part of the Summer Sports and Leisure Programme and includes the presence of the RGP Officers in the Sports Train programme. A group of ten children aged between 10 and 12 completed the award this week and received their certificates from Commissioner Eddie Yome. Also present was Chief Inspector, Cathal Yeats, from the Neighbourhood Policing unit.
“The course has been run for a number of years now as part of the Summer Sports and Leisure Programme and we’ve decided to expand it with more courses because of its popularity in the past. It’s an awareness programme that forms part of the of the government initiative to keep children in sport. The course teaches children of a young age about the potential dangers of using bicycles out on the road so that are better prepared in the future,” commented Chief Inspector Cathal Yeats.
PC Danny Rodriguez added that the RGP were very grateful to St.Anne’s Middle School for allowing the use of the playground for the course.