Swan View youths restore bikes as part of Dismantle’s BikeRescue

Swan View youths restore bikes as part of Dismantle’s BikeRescue

BIKES restored by youth during workshops in Swan View encouraged teamwork while improving communication, bike mechanic and maintenance tool skills.

Seen and Heard staff and facilitators from Dismantle’s BikeRescue project ran six workshops at the Swan View Youth Centre.

The sessions gave 10 young people the chance to develop and learn new skills, such as dismantling and sanding bike frames, spray painting and rebuilding a bike from scratch.

They were able to choose either a BMX or mountain bike.

Dismantle program manager John Montgomery said it had been awesome to work with the group and to watch them learn, grow and earn their new bikes through hard work.

The project was supported by the Department of Local Government and Communities and Perth Airport.

The Seen and Heard program is funded by the Shire of Mundaring and delivered by Parkerville Children and Youth Care.

For more, call 9255 2570 or email seenandheard@parkerville.org.au or for more about Dismantle, visit dismantle.org.au or email admin@dismantle.org.au.

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