Bling your bike
About this activity
Suitable for nursery and primary school pupils. Supports the PSHE and Art and Design National Curriculum.
NB: We’re bringing together all the TfL education programmes, including STARS, under one exciting new umbrella programme called TfL Travel for Life. They will be the same great programmes, but with a new name and a new look, easier online process and dedicated support team. STARS for primary schools will be renamed TfL Explorers. STARS for secondary schools will be renamed TfL Pioneers.
Bling your bike (or sparkle your scooter) invites your pupils to ride their bicycle or scooter to school and then have fun decorating it ready for a grand parade. It encourages active travel and creativity and is suitable for all pupils who have their own bike or scooter.
At the end of the activity, pupils can parade their blinged-up bikes and sparkled scooters around the playground whilst teachers select the best entries to win a prize. Parents and carers can also be invited to cheer on the parade.
What you’ll need
Once you have a theme you can either purchase decorations or ask for donations from the school community, or you may already have some materials you could use.
If your school has difficulty finding the time or resources needed, invite pupils to decorate their bikes or scooters at home then ride them into school for a parade and competition.
Activity contributed by LB Croydon and Sustrans.
Thank you to St Cyprian's Greek Orthodox Primary School for contributing the photo of their pupils' sparkled scooters!
This activity counts towards:
- Travel activity
How it helps
- Supports the PSHE and Art and Design Curriculum
- Uses creativity to encourage active travel
- Builds cycling/scooting confidence