Alcoa volunteers put Orelia students on right path

Orelia Primary School principal Joanne Stewart-Magee (front, second from right) with Alcoa staff at the new bike path.
Orelia Primary School principal Joanne Stewart-Magee (front, second from right) with Alcoa staff at the new bike path.

ALCOA Kwinana Refinery employees spent two days installing a bike path at Orelia Primary School as part of the company’s Month of Service.

Teams laid foundations, poured concrete, demolished the old shed and put mulch down for the school.

Principal Joanne Stewart-Magee said the work meant the school would finally have a bike path after 43 years.

“I would like to thank the support of Alcoa for supplying volunteers to build the bike path,” she said.

“If it wasn’t for their help, we would still not have a bike path for another four years.

“The bike path is instrumental to our road safety education program and more than 60 students will use it daily.”

Year 6 students were involved in planning the bike path.

To show their appreciation, students decorated the path with Alcoa memorabilia.