Bike Restoration Program
The Latrobe Health Assembly in partnership with Morwell’s Flexible Learning Option (FLO) School introduced a Bike Restoration program in Term 1, 2018. Aimed at engaging students in a hands on approach, the program gained instant appeal from the students at the FLO School.
Bikes were donated from all over the region to support the program with expert guidance supplied by Barefoot Pathways Transitional Training Centre. Training Facilitator, Scott Douglas conducted regular workshops with students, educating them in workshop safety, tool maintenance and of course bicycle restoration.
The FLO School assists indigenous and non-indigenous secondary students who are struggling with, or have fallen out of, mainstream high school, to reintegrate into available education options. The Bike Restoration program provided students with the ability to break free of the class room, get their hands greasy and restore a donated bicycle.
Daina Hughes, FLO School teacher said that “the program helped students get out of their comfort zone, learn something completely new and pick up valuable skills that they can use in any field.”