Staff photo by Mark Taylor

Gardner Edgerton third graders learn about firefighting equipment during the Third Annual Bike Rodeo on Sept. 27 at Sunflower Elementary. In addition to bike safety clinics and helmet fittings, students had an opportunity to explore emergency vehicles from the Gardner Police Department and Johnson County Fire District No. 1. Third graders from all six of the school district’s elementary schools particpated.  The event was sponsored by the Head Strong for Jake Foundation, the University of Kansas Medical Center, and Johnson County Med Act. Each student received a new helmet.