June 5, 2014

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

Grade 3 and 4 students from 11 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 6 at Brandon Gate 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 Beth Veale, school support officer in 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 Brandon Gate, the following schools will benefit from the program this year:

Aloma Crescent Public School
Cherrytree Public School
Clark Boulevard Public School
Corsair Public School
Corliss Public School
Dixie Public School
Floradale Public School
Forest Glen Public School
Hewson Public School
Thorn Lodge Public School

Representatives from the Peel board, Peel Regional Police and donating law firms will attend the launch.
 
Brandon Gate Public School is located at 3800 Brandon Gate in Mississauga. The Helmets on Kids launch will take place at 10 a.m.

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Media contact: Beth Veale, School Support Officer, Leadership Development and School Support Services, (905)890-1010 ext. 2625, [email protected]

Reference: Ryan Reyes, Communications Officer, (905)890-1010 ext. 2652, [email protected]

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