Dunbar primary teachers are using pedal power

DUNBAR: Teachers using bikes presented by Sustaining Dunbar to travel between school campuses - ''LtoR Helen Gillanders (Head Teacher), Elaine Albano (Principal Teacher), Morag Haddow (Spare Wheels) & Gordon Mackenzie (Deouty Head Teacher)
DUNBAR: Teachers using bikes presented by Sustaining Dunbar to travel between school campuses - ''LtoR Helen Gillanders (Head Teacher), Elaine Albano (Principal Teacher), Morag Haddow (Spare Wheels) & Gordon Mackenzie (Deouty Head Teacher)

Teachers are getting on their bikes to travel between Dunbar’s two primary school campuses.

They are following in the footsteps of pupils who have gained national recognition for getting to the classroom using pedal power.

The new bikes were provided by Spare Wheels which is part of the Sustaining Dunbar group.

The teachers use them to get to and from the new school for children in P4 to P7 at the Lochend Campus and the existing school, now known as the John Muir Campus, for youngsters in nursery to P3.

Councillor Jacquie Bell, Dunbar and East Linton, said: “I have been delighted to support this application for Spare Wheels to purchase bikes to complement the cars on offer. The co-operation with the school so that teachers can easily get between the two campuses is to be commended.

“Dunbar Primary is renowned for the number of its pupils travelling by bike and scooter and it’s great for teachers to be getting on two wheels too as a green travel way to get between the two school sites.

“Making the bikes available outside school times is a super initiative for the local community to encourage more people to get on their bike and enjoy cycling around the town and local countryside.”

Head teacher Helen Gillanders added: “Members of the school’s management team have been using the bikes to cycle between our two campuses. They have proved to be very useful and are great fun to ride - a big thank you to Spare Wheels in obtained them for us to use.”