Students in Mark Chase’s Transportation Education classes at Plainville High School have again completed the refurbishment of several bicycles as part of a community collaboration project with the Plainville Police Department and the Plainville Community Food Pantry.
Thanks to a grant from the Elizabeth Norton Trust fund for tools and supplies, broken and unclaimed bicycles donated from the police department and the community were refurbished to “like new” condition by the high school students.
Students in the Introduction to Transportation course work together in teams to inspect, evaluate and repair the bicycles.
Students feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when the bikes are finished and donated to the Plainville community, Chase said.
The bikes are scheduled to be donated to local youth through the food pantry over the holidays.
The students plan to refurbish a second batch of bicycles in the spring.