Comet Bay College launches Recycling for Bicycling program

PIC: Comet Bay College students Zachary Scarr, 17, and Cooper Dymond, 16, are excited to introduce the Recycling for Bicycling program (supplied).

Comet Bay College students will be repairing bicycles to donate to families in need under a new program set to begin next semester.

Comet Bay College students will be repairing bicycles to donate to families in need under a new program set to begin next semester.

Recycling for Bicycling is an engagement program for selected students who will repurpose old and unwanted bikes sourced by the College.

Principal Jamie Hayres said it was a creative way to teach students new skills and the value of contributing to their community.

“This new program will give students an opportunity to learn handy skills in a workshop environment, such as basic mechanics, bike assembly and how to use tools and service equipment safely,” he said.

“Students will also gain valuable teamwork, social and problem-solving skills and a sense of pride that comes with community service.”

The program will be run by Comet Bay College’s Positive Culture Team (PCT) and include up to 10 boys and girls from across all year groups.

Dean of PCT Kelly Hulin said new program also promoted the health benefits of cycling and environmental impact of recycling to students.

“There are many families in Rockingham experiencing high levels of economic stress right now and purchasing new bikes for their children is simply not possible,” Ms Hulin said.

“This program allows us to repurpose bikes destined for landfill, while gifting others in a time of need. It’s a win for everyone.”

Community groups and local residents can support the program by donating small repair items, puncture kits, pumps or helmets. To find out how, email CometBay.Col@education.wa.edu.au.

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