May 13, 2016

Peel board students learn safe bike-riding practices through Helmets on Kids

Nearly 1,300 grade 3 and 4 students from 10 Peel District School Board schools will learn about safe bike-riding practices through Helmets on Kids, a program that aims to prevent brain injuries through education. The official launch of this year’s program will take place on May 17 at Dixie Public School. 

“This program helps keep students safe by giving them important, practical information they can use and share with their peers, families and the community,” says Liz Cook, school support officer at the Peel board. “We appreciate the tremendous fundraising efforts of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association that have allowed us to provide free helmets to students in need.”

Helmets on Kids is a joint venture of the Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Peel board, the Peel Children’s Safety Village and Peel Regional Police. Along with Dixie, the following schools will benefit from the program this year:

Aloma Crescent Public School
Brandon Gate Public School
Cherrytree Public School
Clark Boulevard Public School
Corliss Public School
Floradale Public School
Forest Glen Public School 
Hickory Wood Public School
Thorn Lodge Public School

Representatives from the Peel board, Peel Regional Police and donating law firms will attend the launch.
  
Dixie Public School is located at 1120 Flagship Dr. in Mississauga. The Helmets on Kids launch will take place on May 17 from 10 to 11 a.m.​

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Media Contact: Liz Cook, School Support Officer, Leadership Development and School Support Services, 905-890-1010 ext. 2625,

Reference: Avishka Juta, Communications Assistant, 905-890-1010 ext. 2098, avishka.juta@peelsb.com
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