Pupils fix up bikes to help com­mu­nity

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Rubbish Scandal -

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.”

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM2992154

Spencer Mor­gan, from Cy­cle Cir­cle, with stu­dents Dom Dixon and Jamie Burr

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