June 1, 2015

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

​Nearly 1,400 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 June 5 at Lancaster 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 Lancaster, the following schools will benefit from the program this year:

Brian W. Fleming Public School
Clifton Public School
Dunrankin Drive Public School
Marvin Heights Public School
Oakridge Public School
Ray Lawson Public School
Ridgewood Public School
Sir Winston Churchill Public School
Thornwood Public School

Representatives from the Peel board, Peel Regional Police and donating law firms will attend the launch.
  
Lancaster Public School is located at 7425 Netherwood Rd. in Mississauga. The Helmets on Kids launch will take place from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

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

Reference: Avishka Juta, Communications Assistant, 905-890-1010 ext. 2098, [email protected]

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