Wonderful Hampton Hill School opening!

Pupils zip around the newly opened riding track
Pupils zip around the newly opened riding track

Congratulations to everyone involved in the official opening of the new WCC Bikes in Schools project at Hampton Hill School in Wellington. It was a wonderful event with beautiful singing by the students and excellent speeches about some of the really positive outcomes resulting from the students being able to ride their new bike tracks at school. Very exciting.

Hooray - the cutting of the ribbon!
Hooray – the cutting of the ribbon!

Once the ribbon was cut it was great to have the Mayor and councilors whizzing (or was it racing?) around the track with the students. Lots of fun and great smiles.

A huge thank you to Wellington City Council for making this all possible with their generous funding and support that helps three Wellington schools each year to implement a Bikes in Schools project.

Applications are still open for the next round of funding. See here.

Council funding gets more kids riding bikes

Funding for a further three schools to help implement Bikes in Schools projects  has just been announced by Wellington City Council. This is part of a 3 year funding commitment from WCC totalling $600,000.

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Amesbury School, Hampton Hill School and Houghton Valley School will each receive a minimum of $50,000 towards the cost of purpose built bike tracks and bike storage. following on from a successful pilot last year at three other Wellington schools (Holy Cross, West Park and Karori West).

Bikes in Schools launch at Holy Cross School in Miramar
Bikes for Schools launch at Holy Cross School in Miramar

WCC’s Councillor Andy Foster said “Allocation of this funding is one of the ways the Council is encouraging active transport, improving road safety throughout Wellington and making the city safer for people cycling. This is especially important for our children.”

You can read the full WCC press release on their website here.