Ramsgate students rev up for Motorcross challenge

Royal Harbour Academy students take on the Motorcross challenge

Students from the Royal Harbour Academy in Ramsgate have been taking a course with the Motorcross Challenge Project.

The session formed part of their ASDAN alternative curriculum award.

The MXCP came to the academy once a week for six weeks, where students took part in a programme that included: understanding the motorcycle engine, inspection and replacement of the air filter and other safety checks, as well as the principles of tyre safety and maintenance.

MXCP was founded in 2000 as an independent charity using motor cross and mechanics as a toll to engage young people back into education, training or employment; enabling the young people to develop long term life skills.

Students were also invited to attend the motor cross track in Dover, where they got to put in practice the skills they had been taught and have a go on the tracks.

Mrs Amos, from the academy, said: “It was fabulous to watch them become more confident and was a fantastic experience. Many thanks to the wonderful team at MXCP for making the whole experience so memorable.”