i cycled to school, as everyone else did, without a helmet. heck you could'nt even buy a helmet then (left school in '82). but now i wouldn't even consider riding my bike without one.
so my kid's school (infants/junior) has gotten in with cyclewise, runs training, and has just spent quite a lot of cash on an enclosed bike shed. the result is that a lot (well, 20 or so) of the older juniors now ride whereas before no-one did. congratulations for that.
but the majority do not wear helmets.
is it me or is that a bit crazy, i mean surely the school should insist on compulsory helmets or at the very least be very pro-active in promoting their usage? they have to wear helmets to do the training so they have them.