Swimart Currimundi gifts special needs cargo bike to local school

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Jan Hogan, Currimundi Special School Janelle Brown and Darren Brown, Swimart Currimundi (in the same shirt) Zane Cecil, Currimundi Special School Year 11 student Aaron Sheppard, Currimundi Special School Acting Principal

Inclusive design helps Currimundi Special School students develop essential life skills.

Swimart Currimundi has donated an inclusive cargo bike to Currimundi Special School that is designed to help students build confidence and essential life skills.

Students like Zane Cecil can now participate in the school's interactive bike program thanks to a special box design that carries him in his wheelchair.

"It was so special to see the bike in action and the smile on Zane's face," says Swimart Currimundi co-owner Janelle Brown.  "I now realise how I take it for granted just going for a bike ride with my kids. Zane's parents would not be able to do that unless they had a bike like this."

Building essential life skills

Currimundi Special School Acting Principal Aaron Sheppard says the cargo bike ensures "all kids can enjoy the thrill of taking part in the cycling program."

"Our bike circuit has mock traffic lights, stop signs and pedestrian crossings that so by the time students finish school, they have the confidence and capability to ride to the local park or beach with their friends and family," he explains.

"This bike also changes the concept around mobility because it doesn't restrict them to their chair."

 
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