Waikirikiri School opens new bike track

School very excited about new venture.

School very excited about new venture.

NEW SCHOOL CYCLE TRACK OPENS: Waikirikiri School officially opened its new bike track last week. A shipping container arrived last week with a fleet of bikes and helmets, and from left Te Maioha Olsen, Gypsy Moeke-Barbarich and Arahia Koia were lucky enough to try them out. Pictures by Rebecca Grunwell
Waikirikiri School students and whanau walk around the new bike track as part of the karakia (blessing) last week perfromed by Morehu and Karen Pewhairangi.

WAIKIRIKIRI School officially opened its new bike track last week. The whole school and whanau gathered for the karakia followed by a walk around the gravel track.

Principal Lisa Olsen-Brown said the school was very excited about the new bike track.

“We see this as an opportunity for our Waikirikiri learners to be able to access and learn skills and gain confidence to be able to ride safely when they are cycling outside of school.”

The new bike track is part of the Bikes In Schools programme in Tairawhiti administered by the Connext Trust with members representing Gisborne District Council, iwi, health, sport, education and business.

Bike tracks have already opened at Kaiti, Makaraka, Makauri, Te Wharau and Ilminster Schools and tracks have recently been completed at Tolaga Bay Area School and Te Hapara School as part of the initiative to get cycle tracks into schools across the district.

WAIKIRIKIRI School officially opened its new bike track last week. The whole school and whanau gathered for the karakia followed by a walk around the gravel track.

Principal Lisa Olsen-Brown said the school was very excited about the new bike track.

“We see this as an opportunity for our Waikirikiri learners to be able to access and learn skills and gain confidence to be able to ride safely when they are cycling outside of school.”

The new bike track is part of the Bikes In Schools programme in Tairawhiti administered by the Connext Trust with members representing Gisborne District Council, iwi, health, sport, education and business.

Bike tracks have already opened at Kaiti, Makaraka, Makauri, Te Wharau and Ilminster Schools and tracks have recently been completed at Tolaga Bay Area School and Te Hapara School as part of the initiative to get cycle tracks into schools across the district.

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