This term we launched the Bike SA Bikes Active program at Woodville High School This initiative, funded by the Active State Collaboration Program, aims to promote resilience among our students in Years 7-9 through cycling engagement and education.

At Woodville High, the program includes a 7-week school-based mountain-biking curriculum focusing on active cycling skills, road safety, bike maintenance, and the overall wellbeing benefits of healthy lifestyle choices. Students began the program developing basic skills and establishing bike safety protocols around the school, before venturing out around the St Clair Wetlands and more recently, the Bower Road bike park. 

In week 10, the program participants along with a larger group of Year 8s, will participate in the exciting “Bike Olympics” – a fun, engaging one-day cycling event held around the school.

Thanks to our project partners, Bikes for Refugees and Bicycle SA, we will be able to provide 10 refurbished bikes and 10 helmets per program to participating students, ensuring equitable access to cycling and promoting safety.

We’re excited about the opportunities this program brings for our students to develop resilience, stay active, and embrace a healthy lifestyle through the joy of cycling!