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Dirt Bike passion brings youth group to HART

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No one knows that boys love their motorbikes better than Year 8 Alex Stimec and Jack Eden of Laverton P-12 College who recently organised a group of their mates to participate in a workshop at Honda Australia Rider Training (HART) in Melbourne‰Ûªs north. The two 14 year olds who serve on the Youth Foundations Victoria Committee in Laverton are so passionate about learning more about their beloved machines that they decided to approach their local Youth Resource Officer at the Altona North Police Station, Leading Senior Constable, Scott Sutton about an idea they had. That idea was to tap into youth-led project funded provided by their local branch of Bendigo Bank and the Hobsons Bay Council, and involved approaching a motorcycle manufacturer to provide a workshop on bike safety, maintenance and tips on where to ride. According to Alex and Jack, the idea came about because a lot of kids in their area are a bit confused about safe places to ride as well as how to look after their own bike. ‰ÛÏWe know that heaps of kids have been riding their bikes in parks around Laverton because they cannot get to the track,‰Û

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