Over the last few weeks our Year 10 Outdoor Education students have been learning the fundamental skills of mountain-bike riding and bicycle maintenance. On the 31st March both classes headed to a trail called ‘Secret Whicher’ in heavily bushed area off Sues Road, about 25 minutes away from the College, to put their skills to the test.
“The scenery was absolutely amazing,” said Outdoor Education teacher Mr Ben Horrocks, “even the beginner students had a ball!” Designed especially for mountain-biking, the trail goes through tight trees, over jumps and bumps, even across logs and over the top of old car bodies. The students were free to enjoy it at their own pace, with all students putting in a great effort and managing to remain upright on their bikes all morning.
Students are expected to combine the skills they have been learning on a canoeing and mountain-bike expedition along the Blackwood River and through the fantastic trails around the Margaret River area at the end of Term Two.
A huge thankyou must go to the College P&F, who have been integral in supplying the funding for mountain-bikes and a trailer. Thank you also to Pete Hinds from Busselton Equipment Hire, who lent the College a transport truck in order to make this wonderful opportunity possible while the new bike trailer is still being made.