Parakai School kids are very excited about the amazing new addition to their school – a 420m long cycle track around the school grounds.
Parakai principal Nick Neubert expects the track to be used both for fun and for cycle safety and bike skills lessons, and says the local community are very welcome to use the track too. “We want the school to be the hub of our community, and we’ve already noticed families from outside school coming down on the weekend and after school to use the track”.
The track has been two years in the making, after deputy principal Sue Caltaux saw similar facilities around Auckland and started investigating funding options with BoT chairman Des Ross. Auckland Council contributed to the cost of the track too.
You can also check out a video of track construction here