The school field at Ranui Primary School is about to become a field of dreams for anyone keen to improve their bicycle skills.
The school is implementing the Bikes in Schools programme aimed at getting kids riding to both promote increased physical activity, as well as improve their cycling and road safety skills.
A donation from Harcourts Blue Fern Realty Ltd, through the Harcourts Foundation will go toward building a track around the school field, as well as a pump track, helmets and bikes and secure storage.
Ranui Primary School deputy principal Delwyn McFarlane Scott says the Bikes in Schools programme will be an excellent way for its pupils to gain vital cycling and road safety skills they may otherwise miss out on.
“It’s a chance to learn to ride bikes in a safe environment, which is great for road safety but also for boosting their physical activity.
“The kids are really excited about it and we’re extremely grateful for the support of the Harcourts Foundation in helping us get this project completed.”
The cycling track, which the school is hoping to have completed this year, will also be available for use by holiday programmes run at the school during the summer.
Harcourts Blue Fern Realty Ltd director Phil Freeman says it is satisfying to be able to see Harcourts Foundation grants going to directly help the local community.
“The cycle programme is a fantastic initiative that will be hugely beneficial to these school pupils. We are thrilled to be able to assist and can’t wait to see the programme in action.”
Harcourts Foundation Ambassador Emma Revell says no matter what the cause, the Harcourts Foundation provides support to hundreds of organisations, enriching the lives of thousands of people in our communities