Stu­dents roll out top tricks

Wanneroo Times - - News -

HIGH school stu­dents have been get­ting out of their class­rooms to build up their skills at the Banksia Grove Skate Park, which opened in Oc­to­ber.

Joseph Banks Sec­ondary Col­lege youth sup­port worker Lisa Te Aho said the school started a Freestyle Now Skate pro­gram this term.

Miss Te Aho ini­ti­ated the skate, scooter and BMX pro­gram for years 7 to 9 af­ter meet­ing Freestyle Now’s Shaun Jarvis at the City of Wan­neroo youth work­ing group ses­sions.

“The stu­dents not only get to work on their skate, scooter or BMX skills, but they are also ex­posed to skills that are trans­fer­able to the class­room, such as seek­ing feed­back and im­ple­ment­ing it,” she said.

“This skill can be ap­plied to nail­ing a new trick at the skate park and then in the class­room, to seek­ing as­sis­tance and feed­back with class work.

“The stu­dents also widen their net­work of friends and con­nec­tions at school.

“We also talk with the stu­dents about skate park eti­quette and en­cour­age them to be pos­i­tive role mod­els at the skate park.”

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey­mu­ni­ d489132 Joseph Banks Sec­ondary Col­lege stu­dents put their skills to the test at the new skate park.

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