Recycling cycles offers kids options at South Lake Primary School

Leif Junior Cooke, Barbara Rankins, Corey Gaidzionis, Sophia Baird and Tennessee Garlett. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au   d443309
Leif Junior Cooke, Barbara Rankins, Corey Gaidzionis, Sophia Baird and Tennessee Garlett. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au d443309

BICYCLES set for the scrapheap will be given new life under a program to re- engage children.

The bikes, donated from the City of Cockburn’s Henderson Waste Recovery Park, will be restored by Project Re-Cycle, a program being set up by Success resident Corey Gaidzionis.

Mr Gaidzionis said the aim was to prove to disadvantaged kids that they have options in life.

“Project Re-Cycle allows me to use my skill and bikes as a medium to connect with kids and challenge them to accomplish something that they think is beyond their ability,” he said.

The first program will start at South Lake Primary School in October.

Acting deputy principal Russell Wasley said the school was always looking at programs that encourage students to improve their attendance and build resilience.

“Project Re-Cycle provides students with an opportunity to take ownership of their learning, set goals and work towards achieving them,” he said.

Mr Gaidzionis is awaiting approval from the City to set up a facility at Cockburn Central.

“There’s a gap for services for boys between 12 and 15. I see Project Re-Cycle as an opportunity to help,” he said.