February update

Lots has been happening with Play on Pedals over the last month (apologies for the lack of blogposts), here’s an update from February:

Play on Pedals on TV!

Play on Pedals was featured on the Community Channel’s Brilliant Scotland programme at the beginning of February. The Media Trust came to film our training session at Castlemilk Community Centre back in November and produced this fun piece about our project.

You can watch the video here (at 16 mins in).

Training events

Royston training (7)
Play on Pedals sessions in Royston Nursery

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Over February, we have delivered four Instructor training days for new nurseries. Royston Nursery hosted a great training day at the start of February and Thirstlane Nursery provided us with shelter from thunder and lightening later in the month.

Shaw Mhor nursery hosted a session with support from staff from South West Community Cycles, a new Hero Organisation; while another Play on Pedals ‘Hero Organisation’ FARE, in Easterhouse, provided us with indoor space for training with local groups.

Training with children from St Clare's Nursery at FARE, Easterhouse
Training with children from St Clare’s Nursery at FARE, Easterhouse

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New Hero Organisations

Play on Pedals has been busy working with new and potential Hero Organisations, including South West Community Cycles; Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust; Wheel Fix It; Drumchapel LIFE and Healthy Tots, Happy Tots; and Reidvale Adventure Playground Association.

Individual case studies and information about each Hero Organisation will be going up on the website, so watch this space.


Play on Pedals’ qualitative evaluator Jenny has come on board to start piloting some evaluation with groups in Castlemilk and in the east end. She has met with nursery staff delivering the project and who are helping to shape appropriate surveys and focus groups to gather information about the impact Play on Pedals is having on children, instructors and parents alike.

We are very excited to be gathering great case studies and stories from those delivering Play on Pedals.



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