A group of students on City College Norwich’s Phoenix Purple course have been repairing and refurbishing bicycles that will be donated to young people who cannot afford to buy a bike themselves.
The project, which sees the students volunteering with Not About The Bike in Norwich, is part of the Work Skills element of their course.
Phoenix Purple student Bradley Ransom said, “I’ve enjoyed it because I like hands-on things. I like taking the parts and seeing how they function, when you take them apart and put them back together. I think it’s good that other people will benefit from what we are doing.”
Jordan Culley says he has become more confident as the project has progressed: “I was really quiet at first, but when I started to get to know the guy who works there, and learnt the ropes, I really perked up after that.”
The students have exciting plans for a bespoke bike they will be working on for BBC Children in Need – watch this space!
Phoenix Purple is a course designed to meet the needs of students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders who require support to move onto a chosen career pathway.