Skate School has more Valley students engaged
The Latrobe Valley Flexible Learning Option school has seen a boost in engagement with Gippsport’s Latrobe Streetgames weekly skate and scooter classes.
Participation increased in term 3 and 4 of 2019 and is set to continue this term.
FLO teacher Nicholas King has seen for himself the increase in student attendance and engagement since the classes were trialled last year.
“It’s all about getting students back to school and getting them interested in something they really enjoy," Mr King said.
"So skating, scooters, getting out at the skate park, getting creative, learning new things and being connected to school which is really really important.
"Skate School has been fantastic. With Tom and Jay coaching the kids, they’ve been turning up every week. The students that would not normally go to a mainstream school are now coming to school.”