Pupils fix up bikes to help community
Pupils from the Goldwyn School have been taking time out of their lessons to fix up old bicycles for the community.
The Great Chart school is the first in Ashford to take part in the new awards scheme from AQA in bicycle maintenance.
With the help of Spencer Morgan, from Cycle Circle, 10 pupils have been getting hands on in the mobile workshop, The Bike Lab, to maintain the school’s bike fleet and to recycle bikes for use in the community.
Mark Sibley, pastoral manager, said: “We have been working with Cycle Circle for five years and it is really exciting that all the hard work put in by the students can now be recognised in the form of a national qualification.”
So far the team have helped recycle between 20 and 30 bikes and have donated them to be used by children at the Pheonix School in Kennington.
Headteacher Bob Law added: “This community project will benefit so many people while showing how our students can make a positive contribution to other people’s lives.
“We are particularly proud that the recycled bikes, generated as a result of this project, can be donated to a worthy cause.”
Spencer Morgan, from Cycle Circle, with students Dom Dixon and Jamie Burr