Windsor Academy Trust, Trinity Point, High St, Halesowen B63 3HY

Manor Way Primary Academy Pupils Shine at Velodrome Campaign Event

20th March 2024

We are thrilled to share an exciting update from our Windsor Academy Trust community. Two outstanding pupils from Manor Way Primary Academy, Scarlett and Noah, recently participated in an important event focused on the development of new cycling facilities in the West Midlands.

The gathering took place at Halesowen Athletic Club and was part of the West Midlands Combined Authority's (WMCA) initiative to create specialised cycling amenities, including a state-of-the-art 250m velodrome. This project is designed to accommodate cyclists of all abilities, aiming to foster physical activity across the region.

Joining Scarlett and Noah were significant figures such as Dean Hill from Sport England, Mayor Andy Street, velodrome campaigner David Viner, Adam Tranter, the Mayor’s cycling and walking commissioner, James Morris, MP for Halesowen, and representatives from "No Limits to Health," a local cycling school. This event underscored a community-wide commitment to enhancing cycling accessibility and infrastructure.

During the event, various stakeholders discussed the potential impacts of the project, emphasising its capacity to promote physical well-being and address inequalities in access to sport and physical activity. The proposed facilities are expected to serve as a valuable community asset, encouraging more people to embrace an active lifestyle.

Our pupils, Scarlett and Noah, actively contributed to the discussions, showcasing the enthusiasm and insight of our younger community members. Their participation exemplifies the positive influence that such initiatives can have on our pupils, encouraging them to lead healthy, active lives.

At Windsor Academy Trust, we are proud to support initiatives that enhance the well-being of our community. We commend Scarlett and Noah for representing Manor Way Primary Academy so admirably and look forward to seeing the positive changes that the new cycling facilities will bring.