Cycle Path Paves the Way for Active Students
Orange Credit Union have sponsored a new Cycle path at Orange Christian School, which connects to the newly opened Southern Link Cycle Way.
“Increasing the opportunities for students to be active prior to starting the school day, as well as, providing students with ready access from the Southern Link Cycleway to the school grounds is a project for which the school is very appreciative” commented Principal Melissa Brown. “Being able to partner with organisations, who are investing in our local schools, enables completion of projects like the Cycle path. That is why we are so grateful to Orange Credit Union.”
Students using the Southern Link Cycle way are now able to access the school oval from the entrance to the school along a designated path.
There has also been an additional benefit to this project with Orange Christian School VET construction students being given the opportunity to work under instruction and assist with the construction of the Cycle path. “This has been a great project for our students to participate with” noted construction teacher, Glen Gray “Our VET Construction students appreciated the experience of the onsite construction work that provides a benefit to our school community and they got a real buzz out of seeing students use it for the first time.”
The school received a Community Support Grant from Orange Credit Union to fund the first section of the pathway. Orange Credit Union, Marketing Manager, Noelle Cornish said, “We were very impressed with the quality of this application and the benefit of the pathway to the students and the wider school community.”
Pictured: Cate Lawrence, Melissa Brown (Principal), Deb Linneman (Orange Credit Union) with Glen Gray, Jonte Handebo, Evan Smith, Mathew Thompson, Matthew Pierce, Joshua Coleman, Nick Harris.