When Moussa, 13, initially moved to the UK from Ivory Coast he spoke very little English; aware that his "spelling and reading were at a low level", school was often difficult and it proved challenging to engage him.
Now, Moussa is part of our BMX Clever group - a series of sessions that use BMX to teach core values including respect (self & other), focus, cooperation, and confidence. The sessions are specifically designed to develop hard to reach young people like Moussa, and he has responded fantastically!
Attending every week without fail, we have seen a tremendous change in Moussa. A very polite young man, showing respect to his peers and staff alike, he is now a role model for fellow students who struggle with school. Not bad on a bike either, Moussa was a brilliant competitor at the BMX School Games in November, winning the overall sportsmanship award - a true testament to the fantastic progress Moussa has made.