Oberon Community Bike Building Program

Oberon High School has proudly been sponsored by the City of Greater Geelong: Councillor Community Grants to deliver the Oberon Community Bike Building Program. Oberon High School is partnering with local Primary Schools for this Program.

The Oberon Community Bike Building Program is a “hands on” bicycle construction and repair program that provides students with the opportunity to experience a different style of learning. In Brief, the program is designed to take a young person with an interest in basic mechanical design through the progressive steps involved in learning what makes a bike work. They will learn how to pull it apart, strip it down, repaint it and most importantly, how to put it back together again so it works just like it did when it was brand new. They will each design & build a bike of which they can then keep. The program is aimed at developing the young persons’ understanding of construction techniques / skills, provide a hands-on learning experience, promote teamwork, mentoring and leadership skills all whilst being challenging and meaningful.

It is anticipated that 80+ boys will benefit from the Oberon Community Bike Building Program this year. However for this to happen we do need your help. If you have an old bike (bmx, small bikes & bikes with NO gears) hanging about that you don’t use – we would really appreciate you donating it to us for this program.

If you have any questions, queries or would like to donate a bike, bike parts or tools, please contact Sam Mackenzie – Student Wellbeing Coordinator at the school on 52 434 444.