It’s wheel easy to prove you’re on the right track at Kirkby Sports College.
The ReCycle project gives pupils the chance to design and build bikes.
They also take part in workshops to discuss attitude and behaviour.
It’s backed by Merseyside Police and Knowsley’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
The police donate the bikes and Kirkby Sports College provide repair kits and equipment.
If, at the end of that time, they’ve done well, they get to keep the bikes they’ve made.
“This is about rewarding a good attitude and good behaviour,” said Cllr Graham Wright, Knowsley’s cabinet member for Children and Family Services.
“They get to see something through from design to manufacture and learn some really useful skills.”
The pupils are helped by trained bike mechanics from the charity Cycling Projects.
Mike Harvey, Assistant Principal at Kirkby Sports College, said: “We want to give all of our pupils the best possible chances in life.
“This is just one way we can help them build positive relationships for the future and reward those who behave well.
“Some of the pupils have never owned a bike so this is a great opportunity for them.”
The pupils can also take advantage of cycling safety courses, group cycle
rides and help with bike safety and security.
Its hoped improvements to the roads and cycle lanes around nearby Valley Road, Bracknell Avenue and Bewley Road will also encourage cycling.
Pictured are Pupils and staff at Kirkby Sports College in the scheme to build a bike.