Party time at Terrace End School

It is now all go at Terrace End School with the opening of their Bikes in Schools project.

The school is one of the first three lucky schools to benefit from Palmerston North City Council grants of $50,000 that are speeding up the roll out of the programme across the town.

 

 

 

As well as a great pump track and skills track, the school has a wonderful asphalt track around the edge of the school grounds which is perfect for bikes, scooters and feet.

 

 

 

In addition to the wonderful support and funding from Palmerston North City Council the school has also had help from a number of other organisations including the Eastern and Central Community Trust, Sport Manawatu, MidCentral DHB, the Police and Rotary.

Some research into the project is also being done by Massey University.

 

 

 

Palmerston North City Council funds 3 local schools

Three lucky Palmerston North schools have been selected by Palmerston North City Council to receive a combined total of $150,000 to get their pupils riding with Bikes in Schools projects.

Promo from Palmerston North City Council

St Mary’s, Terrace End School and Longburn School were picked from a list of primary and intermediate schools which showed an expression of interest in Bikes in Schools. They’ve each been supplied with 50 new bikes and helmets, bike storage in the form of a shipping container and all 3 Bikes in Schools recommended tracks (riding track, pump track and skills track).

Palmerston North City Council’s transportation planner Sandi Morris, said “The availability of bikes and tracks in the school and supporting education programme, will ensure each child is taught to ride a bike in a safe environment from the time they start school.”

These will be the first Bikes in Schools projects launched in the Manawatu-Wanganui region!

See a map of all the Bikes in Schools projects

Read the official press release