The Grand tour des petites écoles is back again this year, but with some new features.
You’re probably familiar with how it works: a team of young students from La Ruche High School trains two mornings a week from December to May.
Some students who participate have school related problems, such as a lack of motivation, low self-esteem, behaviour problems, ADHD, as well as substance abuse and addictions. Throughout the preparation process, the students get training support, as well as support with nutrition, road safety, self-confidence and perseverance.
Various activities are planned to allow these youth to become ambassadors and to share what they’ve experienced and learned not only with students from “small schools” (the elementary schools in the MRC), but also with those from La Ruche. What’s new this year is the opportunity for schools to request a fleet of bikes. In fact, a new aspect of the project is the creation of a bike repair shop.
Experts give workshops on the mechanics of bikes in order to give a second life to some “beat up” bikes.
The used bikes were donated by the City - through its Ecocentre - and by private individuals and then refurbished by the students.
The result is a fleet of some 50 bikes that will be available to schools for the Grand tour des petites écoles, but also for plenary and road safety activities.
And who knows...the project might undergo more changes in the future!
Par ces billets, l'équipe de MeM vous tient informée de l'actualité du regroupement et de l'actualité en générale concernant les Saines Habitudes de Vie.