Bingley Grammar School

Bikes for Kenya

Our Design and Technology teacher Mr Farnaby and his cycling team InGear are asking for sponsorship to take seven balance bikes to Kenya.

Mr Farnaby will be travelling to Nairobi in Kenya during February half term with a group of our teaching staff to build links with our partner schools Jamhuri High and City Hill Primary.

InGear asked their facebook followers earlier this week:

In Gear coaching is working with Bingley Grammar school and Frog bikes to introduce cycling within a deprived Kenyan school in February 2017. 
Frog bikes have kindly offered the popular balance bikes to us for £67.50 each, these retail around £120.

In Gear and Bingley Grammar school are looking to take 6 or 7 bikes over to leave as a gift for these deprived students. The bikes will be used in PE lessons daily and we will help the teachers implement cycling within the school. If any company or individual would like to purchase a bike for an incredible and unique project then please let us know as soon as possible, you can message us on here or use info@ingearcoaching.co.uk. The project will be covered in the press, with GoPro camera documentary and cycling weekly. Thank you.

Mr Farnaby has been blown away by the generosity of InGear’s facebook community as the cost of the bikes has already been covered!

Bingley Grammar School has been supporting education in Kenya in a variety of ways with links to Jamhuri High School and Hospital Hill Primary School for many years now – the project began after Mr Parapia visited the school which his father attended and was moved by the students enthusiasm and desire to learn despite their lack of equipment and facilities.

Since then, different groups of our staff have visited the schools, delivered lessons and donated supplies. As a result of our teaching staff’s experiences our students have gained an appreciation of the opportunities we have at Bingley Grammar and an understanding of a student’s life in Africa.

In the past our staff and students have donated rugby boots, trainers, sports team kits, stationary, art equipment and text books to the schools and we are always proud of our students generosity and eagerness to help those less fortunate.

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