Application for funding to install a bike rack at the Ouyen Preschool. 8.3.16
Ouyen Preschool is very committed to supporting healthy life style choices on the part of children and adults. Unfortunately, at present both permanent staff members live out of town so are unable to use bike transport but we have children who do ride to kinder sometimes.
When the children ride their bikes to kinder they have to leave them propped up against a wall out the back; a bike rack would make this a safer option for parking their bikes. It would also make parking easier when we have more than just one or two bikes left during kinder. We would hope that this opportunity would raise parents’ and children’s understanding of the benefits of bike transport.
The children who have ridden so far have included their pictures and stories about riding their bikes (attached in hard copy, posted Wed 9.3.16).
A bike rack would encourage parents to enable their child to ride to kinder at all times of the year, with a special focus on the Premier’s Active April program, if it was able to be purchased and installed in time.
The kinder parents are keen to support this initiative and have already offered to have a working bee to install the bike rack, if needed.
Quote for bike rack: Hodgson’s Sunraysia Bike Hub: quote for a 5 stand bike rack $169.
Freight $20. (no manufacturer details given).The bike rack would be located at the back of the building behind the child-proof fence, to ensure children’s and bike safety.
Louise Fitzpatrick Leach