St Peter Chanel School bikes
Just before Christmas 2017, Energise Ōtaki provided 18 bikes to be used by the students at St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School. The kids love them and are now using them to bike to places like the Ōtaki Swimming Pool for classes where they used to have to be driven. This initial contact also led to Energise Ōtaki via the Working Together More funding providing tools for the school garden and getting agreement to locate the Bike Space container at the school from 2018 to 2020. The next project, subject to discussions with the school, is to explore whether the currently empty swimming pool can be refurbished and thermal solar can be used it, as well as exploring the possibility of installing photo-voltaic panels to reduce energy costs.
As these projects develop there is a chance to link them into the curriculum.