The Bike Project has been well supported and has enabled 20 students to take part in this exciting and creative programme.
Participants from Years 7-11 spent half a day a week for 6 weeks being taught bike mechanics and repairs by an industry qualified Lead Mechanic. Designed to give students life and technical skills, once they complete the course they are able to maintain and fix bikes.
Staff have praised the students and their newly acquired skills.
“The bike project students were brilliant, they’ve resurrected 5 of my family’s bikes, and still want to come and talk to me about it!” (Mr Farr)
“My wheels roll better than when they were new! Awesome!!” (Mr Hill)
“Very impressed with the quality of work. I got my bike back in better condition than it has ever been in. The students were very polite, professional and reliable. Could not have asked for more.” (Mrs Mackay)
“I’m impressed with the handiwork; students diagnosed and fixed problems I didn’t know existed.” (Mr Patel)
The students were delighted to share their thoughts on the scheme as well.
“It helped me fix my own bike and not have to waste money on getting it fixed” (Matt, Y10)
“(It benefitted me by….) learning the parts of bikes and putting them together” (Jack, Y8)
In order to help further students, the school is now busy raising funds. If you would like to receive further information on the Bike Project, please contact Mr Wright (Inclusion Teacher).