BMX champion visits school

25th September 2023

We were lucky enough to have a visit from BMX champion, Mike Mullen, who started the day in school with an outdoor assembly for all the children. Mike told the children all about the hours of practice that have gone into enabling him to do the tricks and stunts that he amazed us with on his BMX bike and introduced the children to his own special term of “flearning” – that is turning a fail into a learning experience.  His display of tricks and stunts included cycling backwards, flips, spins and cycling standing on the seat and handle bars, before culminating in jumping over three teachers who were brave (daft) enough to lay down on the playground for him!! Our oldest children in Years 4, 5 and 6 then all had a chance to have a workshop with Mike and he shared the secrets of how to do some of his stunts. The photos of what they managed to achieve in their sessions are truly stunning and can be seen below.