Pupils Charlie and Eddie Osborne donate scooters to St Peter’s Cross Keys Church of England Academy
Two brothers are hoping to share their passion for scooters with their class mates.
Charlie and Eddie Osborne, who both attend St Peter’s Cross Keys Church of England Academy in Farndon, are big fans of scooters and wanted to share their passion with their fellow pupils by donating both scooters and safety helmets to their school.
Head Teacher Liz Duffell said the brothers donated enough scooters for a whole class to take scooter safety lessons on.
“It’s a great gift for the school," she said. "It is really important to us that children have access to use equipment on a daily basis.
"A number of the scooters will be brought out at lunchtimes, in a designated area, for about six to eight children to use each day.
"They will do that on a rota and thanks to the donation we now have enough equipment for a whole class to develop their safety and balancing skills.
“We already have coaches booked for September to provide scooter lessons for the whole school."
The headteacher said the activity is a great way to develop the children's core body strength and balance, which is important to their physical development.
“I think it is a wonderful gift because every single child in school can benefit from the donation and have lots of fun with their friends," she said.
Charlie, 9, said he was happy that other children could use the equipment.
He said: “I love scootering a lot, it’s not hard to learn how to do it.
"We wanted to give the scooters and helmets to the school because everyone can have fun on them, and they can be used on our playground.
"Everyone wears helmets and we have classes on how to be safe using them.”
Younger brother Eddie, aged 6, said he loved zipping around on his scooter.
“I was able to do it straight away and I really like being on scooters on the playground.
"I always wear a helmet because it protects your head if you fall.”