Bicycle Network: Teachers
Spanners and Spokes in the classroom!
Darley Primary School uses a bicycle maintenance/construction program to foster leadership and build student confidence as part of a regular part of the school day.
Offering Bicycle Maintenance programs using the expertise of community members is another great way to get riding happening in your school.
At Darley Primary School in Bacchus Marsh, the program has come along in leaps and bounds, thanks to Simon Carrol from the Central Highlands Sports Assembly, enthusiastic Assistant Principal Shirley Whitford and Lions Club member and volunteer Russ Hendry.
Bicycles were donated through the community, and basic fixing and maintenence techniques developed. A variety of students from various year levels either gained a repaired bike or fixed their own one.
They also had riding skill sessions run by Triathlete Mark Stiegler, local police cyclists and a Ride2School Schools Coordinator, providing tons of extra cycling knowledge to the students involved.
Students then 'graduated', receiving certificates and will now be leaders in further incentives within the school promoting active travel. Congratulations to Darley Primary - they are certainly working to get more students riding and walking more often!