Busy bodies busting through concrete blocks on bikes between other busy bodies busting on bikes makes for big, big, BIG bumps.
Last year we had a pile of bike helmets stuffed inside the shed. Each day children spent many minutes searching for a helmet that fit their head, then adjusted (or needed help adjusting) the size, then complained that the helmet didn't fit their heads just right and so returned to step one, searching for another helmet to sort-of fit their head, and finally they used that helmet on their hopefully-free-of-lice heads to cruise around the playground slab, and when the bell rang to signal "Recess is over!" a big pile of bike helmets was either (a) tossed onto the slab in a crushing crunch of release, or (b) thrown back into the bike shed among the pile.
It was a mess.
But we will not give up! Never :-) Henceforth, our New Plan: One bike helmet per student! Bring a helmet from home, or use a spare helmet at the school (we have about 12 helmets to share). Label the helmet. Keep the helmet in the Bike Helmet Bin.
And may our Bike Helmet Protocol be organized forevermore.
(That was a joke).
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