School Attendance Rewarded With Pedal Power in Ramo

The Ramingining Youth, Sport & Recreation team presented bike vouchers for students with high attendance at school assembly as part of the 'Bikes to Bush Program'.

In the primary school 18 students had 100% attendance and 15 students had over 90% attendance.

There were also 5 secondary students who had an attendance 95% to 100%.

Bikes were also given to family members of the students with 100% attendance.

Community volunteers supported the program by assisting with assembling the bikes. CEA also assisted this community event by providing tools and assisting Youth, Sport & Recreation staff.

The 'Bikes to Bush Program' is a partnership initiative of ALPA Store, National Australia Bank, Traditional Credit Union, East Arnhem Shire Cuncil and the NT Government Department of Education and involves working collaboratively to ship 720 recycled bikes and brand new helmets to Minjilang, Milingimbi, Gapuwiyak, Galiwinku, and Ramingining in remote Arnhem Land. 

The East Arnhem Shire Council Youth, Sport & Recreation Team has been consulting community about the bike program becoming a regular activity through YSR programs, we also have a workshop dedicated for bike maintenance and repairs. 

Article by Alvin Marrpindiwuy, EASC YSR Worker