Year 7 and 8 students from Raglan Area School have been attending a skating school run by Htown Skate Project at the local skate bowl during their sports slot on Fridays.
Htown Skate Project has been able to provide these sessions to kids thanks to funding from Sport Waikato, allowing them to give lessons at low cost and they can also provide skateboards to kids that don’t own their own.
“We have a lot of kids interested in skateboarding so we thought we’d jump in and secure our spot for term 3. With support from Pete Maloney and Lee Copson we got the programme off the ground and had a magic day at the bowl that everybody enjoyed,” said RAS sport coordinator Sam Cowley.
“At this stage we’re offering the sessions to year 7and 8 students as they showed the most interest and we had the support of the teachers.
“Htown Skate have been super easy to deal with, they relate well to the kids and bring a lot of knowledge and skill with them.”
The sessions will run until the end of term and the school hopes to increase the number of sessions and students involved.