CLASSROOM WITH A VIEW: Aaron Newman (right) with the Woolgoolga High School mountain biking group, which has seen many new students join. Photo: Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate
CLASSROOM WITH A VIEW: Aaron Newman (right) with the Woolgoolga High School mountain biking group, which has seen many new students join. Photo: Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate Trevor Veale

Putting wheels in motion

"ON YOUR bike" never sounded so sweet for this group of Woolgoolga High School students.

The school has incorporated mountain biking into the school sport curriculum for many years but a recent revamp of the class has seen unprecedented interest.

Teacher Aaron Newman took over the class over the past two terms and made it his mission to get more students involved.

"I really push it, I ask around the students to see how many might be interested and it's really taken off," Mr Newman said.

"We have kids of all levels on the ride; they're a great bunch of kids, they encourage and support each other and it's just fun."

Woodsey's Wheels owner Scott Bocking has also joined the class over the past few weeks, takingthe group members on trails they have never been before.

Mr Newman said the smiles on all the faces were priceless. "If you get them interested in sport at school, you've won half the battle," he said.

"I love seeing the smiles on their face and also, on the other side, the determination when they're pushing themselves."



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