Nearly 500 grade 3 and 4 students from 10 Peel District School Board schools will receive free bicycle helmets through Helmets on Kids, a safety program that aims to educate and bring awareness on proper bicycle helmet use. The official launch of this year’s Helmets on Kids program will be held on June 14 at Morton Way Public School.
“This program initiative helps students receive helmets who may not otherwise be able to acquire one,” says Tara Regota, school support officer at the Peel board. “We’re grateful for the tremendous efforts of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association who have allowed us to provide free helmets to students in need.”
Each of the schools participating in the Helmets on Kids initiative will attend a safety assembly at their school presented by Peel Regional Police and Peel Children’s Safety Village staff. The following schools will benefit from the program this year:
• Birchbank Public School
• Brookmede Public School
• Eastbourne Drive Public School
• Fairview Public School
• Harold F. Loughin Public School
• Morton Way Public School
• Mountain Ash Public School
• Ridgeview Public School
• Silver Creek Public School
• Springfield Public School
Representatives from the Peel board, Peel Regional Police and donating law firms will attend the launch on June 14.
Helmets on Kids is a joint venture of the Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Peel Children’s Safety Village, Peel Regional Police and the Peel District School Board.
Morton Way Public School is located at 200 Morton Way in Brampton. The Helmets on Kids launch will take place on June 14 at 11:30 a.m.
Audrey Crasto, School Communications Assistant, 905-890-1010, ext. 3360, [email protected]