in Schools

ReCranked in Schools is a term based in-school alternative to mainstream learning. Our team bring ReCranked to schools, youth and flexible learning settings, supporting students to learn basic bike maintenance and restoration skills.

ReCranked in Schools is a ‘hands on’ program which builds core skills such as confidence and team work. ReCranked in Schools is for anyone, and works well for young people experiencing vulnerability or disengagement from learning as it is strength-based and focuses on making learning fun.

Using the distraction of bikes, ReCranked in Schools fosters an environment to build new skills, confidence while developing meaningful relationship and team work skills with peers. It is common to see students looking forward to attending ReCranked in Schools and proudly using and showing their new skills and knowledge to those around them.

Quotes from students…

 “I didn’t know anything about bikes before and now I know a bit. I can fix a puncture.”
Indi – student, age 9

“I fixed my brothers bike from what you showed us last week.”
Zander – student, age 10

Quotes from staff…

“We noticed that students participating in ReCranked became more engaged with school, were more positive and had increased confidence. Many asked if they could do the program again!”
Daniel  – Assistant Principal, Yuille Park Community College

“Students love the program. Friday morning before you arrive, there is a real buzz in the classroom with students who participate. In the afternoon, they talk a lot about where they are going riding on the weekend, who they can get to bring their bikes in to be fixed and what type of bike they are saving up for now.”
Mathew – Principal, Creswick North Primary School

“The program has given some of the students a real positive focus, something to look forward to each week. A couple of the kids are from single parent families and haven’t had someone to show them how to fix a puncture or set their bike up properly“.
Darren – Classroom Teacher, Creswick North Primary School

“Some of these students struggle to concentrate in the classroom but with a different focus and subject matter they apply themselves really well here in the shed.”
Wayne – Yuille Park Community College, Y2 Program


ReCranked in Schools is a fee for service term based program, running for one hour per week over ten weeks. The ReCranked team visit your school or organisation, supply all equipment and two amazing facilitators run the program with a maximum of 12 young people.

Find our brochure and pricing here. If you have questions contact 0429 191 193 .

Interested in having ReCranked in Schools at your school?

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