It’s been a busy couple of months for our Bike Project team. Two school based projects have come to an end and once again we have witnessed young people move from a place of low confidence, to one where they confidently and enthusiastically attack challenges. Whilst they pick up the ability to do this through working on bikes, all the while our team of support workers are discussing with them how they can achieve similar results in other areas of their lives. Some of the feedback that we’ve had from the Bike Project participants is below.
“Have learnt new skills and I’m going to use them to fix my friends’ bikes.”
“I really enjoyed coming to the Bike Project, I feel much more confident, the team are great role models.”
“The Bike Project was really good, I have learnt a lot about myself and my behaviour.”
“I’m really glad that I came to the Bike Project, I feel so much better about school.”
We’re also really pleased that our work in skate parks is taking off. Last summer we were invited to run a more informal Bike Project at Potterne BMX track in Verwood. We had a blast working with the young people there, and East Dorset Council have commissioned us to return for a whole year. We’d like to thank Synergy Housing for funding this project.
We also been working at 2 Riversmeet Skate Park in Christchurch. Things got a little quiet over Easter so we headed down there for two extra sessions. The young people were really welcoming and appreciated the hot chocolate that we had for them, especially as it was snowing the first week that we went. We also got to catch up with a young lad that took park in a school based Bike Project last.