This week Students at Mcast will notice something very different in their school and students who like sports such as BMX, Skateboarding, Inline Skate and Scooter will be particularly happy. Thanks to the Collaboration of Move Malta with the Malta Street Sport Association, an area at Mcast Paola has been setup with several Ramps that can provide a safe space for youths to participate in physical activity through alternative activities in street sport.
This Friday 6th May, Move Malta is oranising a Bicycle Bus Day where students and teachers are planning to cycle to Mcast from various localities like Albert Town, Blata l-Bajda, Marsa, Floriana, Qormi. Ghaxaq, Safi, Hamrun, Zabbar, Marsascala, Zebbug, Msida, Paola, Pieta, San Gwann, Siggiewi, Valletta, Zejtun, Cospicua.
Time: 7am/7.45am (depending on location)Destination: MCAST PaolaArrival Time: 8am
Free coffee & tea will be offered to participants on arrival at MCAST courtesy of IBMCEveryone is welcome to join!
Support will be provided. If you would like to join and your locality is not on the list or if you do not have a bicycle but still wish to participate, please send a direct message to MOVE on www.facebook.com/movemalta .
All MCAST students and staff members who would like to participate are to join the Facebook Group “Mcast by Bicycle”
https://www.facebook.com/groups/899509524329864 for more info, and send a direct message to MOVE www.facebook.com/movemalta expressing your wish to participate and the location that you would like to start from.Anyone who would like to support and accompany the group is also welcome!
The idea behind this event is to promote the benefits of cycling to work or to college and to highlight the need for safer cycling infrastructure. The ramps have been added to give the place a more welcoming atmosphere for all wheeled fun. The main objective behind adding the ramps is to promote physical activity through street sport and also to encourage kids to use their bikes, skateboards and scooters to travel to school if possible so they can also use the ramps during their free time.
In the coming weeks, MSSA will be organizing workshops with students at Mcast to build new ramps for the school and get the youths involved. MSSA has already organized various Ramp Building workshops before, the latest at the Agenzija Zghazagh Youth Café in the South at St Margaret College in Birgu. Agenzija Zghazagh had previously built a few ramps in Birgu and was a great success as it used to attract many youths with Bikes and Skateboards as they would have a safe place to ride their bike or skateboard.