Waihi East school’s grand opening of their new track was on 15th October – thanks to principal Emily Hargreaves and the staff and children for making us so welcome on the day
The ribbon was cut by the youngest and oldest children at the school – 5 year old Cody Heremaia and 11 year old Shar Malone, before fifty kids set off on a gentle first lap (before progressively speeding up for the next!).
The school plans to start a bike club next term, and is hoping next year to start hosting an inter-school bike competition for the area too. They might have a bit of a head start on that one….
Special thanks for the generous support from Sport Waikato, Corbett Road Quarry, Waihi Sports and Cycles, The Lion Foundation and Valder-Ohinemuri Trust, all whom helped to make this project a reality.
You can also find loads more pictures and videos in a fantastic “Google+ story” from the school right here