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Workshops

Our creative workshops build participants into resilient and confident lifelong learners. RollBack want to inspire a new generation to take on the 21st century with skills and talents that will take them through life.

RollBack aims to deliver learning in a fun, informal manner that will enhance and develop curriculum areas.   We are always here to help.

 

 

BIKE MAINTENANCE

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We run basic beginner classes for children and young people as well as sessions aimed at cyclists with a basic understanding of cycle maintenance who want to be more independent with their servicing and maintenance. 

The training helps participants to be more independent with their servicing and maintenance.

Hands on maintenance skills;

  • full safety check and diagnosis of common problems
  • puncture repairs,
  • cable-operated brake adjustment and maintenance
  • gear adjustment and maintenance
  • riding position and sizing your bike

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If you would like be become quailified see below 

    OCN Bike Maintenance Course

OCN level 2, fully accredited vocational training in cycle maintenance and restoration. This training is aimed at those with basic maintenance skills who want to develop them further. The vocational qualification is popular with managers aiming top set up bike projects or to deliver their own training.

Vocational training courses – give you the skills to carry out a detailed, full service, common repairs and safety checks.

Gain an accredited Open College Network qualification in Cycle Maintenance.

Training costs £90 for the day, there is an additional £30 registration fee for accreditation with the Open College Network.

BUILD YOUR OWN SKATEBOARD DECKS

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For these very popular workshops we use materials, tools and technology to make it possible for anyone, from beginner to expert, to design and build high quality custom skateboards and other bent wood projects.

 


Skateboard Deck building can be used as a focus to include a wide range of subjects into your curriculum.

Help your students earn credits while building skateboard decks in class or just build decks for fun!

Easy to teach, easy to learn, a win-win for students and teachers.

Students build a laminated maple veneer deck which they can be proud to display as an art project, or eventually use as a mode of travel or simply for exercise.  Hardware does not need to be a part of this project, keeping costs and liability issues to a minimum.  The workshops provide students with the opportunity to design and shape a skateboard deck from scratch.  Its like a Design and technology class with a fun and modern twist that any person, young or old will have great fun doing. 

Participants learn about various carpentry tools, how to identify different types of wood, its origin and its uses, along with discovering the physical evolution of the skateboard.

The skateboard deck building process does not require the use of power tools and can be done in any classroom or even outdoors. No harmful glues, paints or coatings need to be used. Maple Veneer is 100% Canadian, and Kit parts are 99% North American made!

 

SKATEBOARD DECK BUILDING WORKS FOR:

At-Risk Youth - After School - Practical Arts - Incentive / Rewards - Environmental Projects – Technical Construction – Maths, Science and Physics - Art and Design  - Mentoring - Summer Camps - School and Community Fundraisers

 

FULL CURRICULUMS AND LESSONS

Building skateboard decks in class provides the opportunity to incorporate many lessons, some of which are outlined below.

Curriculum Subjects to consider working into your own program could be some of the following.

  • Science and the Physics of Vacuum Pressure:
  • Woodworking:
  • Environment:
  • Art & Design:
  • Business and Entrepreneurship:
  • Leadership:

See our 'Business' tab for workshops on Social Enterprise and Business practices if you would like to explore how participants can use profits from selling their decks to fund their venture, set up partnerships, create a business plan and form a company.

 

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HOW TO MAKE A RAMP

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To make a great skate ramp you need to know your stuff and we certainly do. We understand the skills, techniques and approaches that make urban action roller sports as safe as possible so you can create products which have safety built in.

 

As with our skateboard and carpentry workshop & courses, we understand wood and the types of wood, joints and fixings that will endure the strain roller sports puts on ramps and how different materials behave in different conditions and how this affects how they can be used. We also understand the craft of carpentry so that every join is seamless, every surface smooth and every fixing secure enough to guarantee a safe, enjoyable ride that is built to last.

 

Every product is built with skate safety in mind, we know because we test them, ensuring they meet the British Standard BSI EN14974 2006+A1:2010. All our products are made from the very best materials, FSC or PEFC-approved birchwood, WPB and pressure treated timber - all selected for their 'rideablility' and eco-credentials.

 

 

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STARTING YOUR OWN COMPANY

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Due to the nature of this programme, we have found it better integrate the workshops as an ongoing concern. Please contact us in the first instance to discuss how best to implement this programme.

 

BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

 

We have created an ongoing program linked to our ramp, skateboard building and cycle maintainence workshpops. It works by building multiple decks, ramps and refurbishing donated bikes and then by utilising our company store, the items are sold. We help particpants manage their own funds, support them to find sponsors, market, promote, advertise and subsequently re-invest into a social cause - all this provides a compelling argument to come to turn up!

 

Points of Learning:

  • design a marketable “product” (skateboard, ramp, bike)
  • create a business plan
  • calculate cost of raw materials
  • applying for grants, loans or donations managing funds
  • book keeping and balance sheets management
  • understand production schedules and delivery commitments
  • sales and marketing
  • promotional ideas and methods entrepreneurship
  • creating, contributing and delivering a social message

These are the general aspects of the workshop, although we also have bolt-on modules to further explore and look at the principles of social enterprise and the notion of entreprenuership.

 

Please get in tounch to discuss how we can integrate these workshops into your existing programme.

 

 

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HEALTHY LIVING AGENDA

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We hire our awesome, custom built smoothie-making bicycles to events throughout the UK, bringing the ultimate smoothie experience to our customers. We promote healthy eating, exercise, and sustainable energy in a unique and engaging way, and we have the perfect package to add the fun factor to almost any event.

 

if you a school and you're looking for a fun and innovative way to promote a healthy lifestyle to your pupils. Then we have the perfect service for you.

 

Our Healthy Schools workshop package provides fantastic, interactive sessions that use the smoothie bike -and other exciting games and activities – to show your pupils that healthy eating and physical activity can be fun!

 

We use the smoothie bike as the centrepiece of a structured, interactive lesson lasting between 30 & 60 minutes. The lesson consists of loads of fun and exciting games, such as a fruit-themed energizer warm-up, a name-the-fruit-while-blindfolded game, an interactive quiz, and a smoothie bike race as the finale.

Every child makes a smoothie and our 'Fruit of the World' factsheet keep the young minds focussed on nutrition and health.

 

Workshops include:

  • 1 x Front Loading Smoothie Bike
  • 1 x Smoothie Chef
  • Ingredients for 100 fruit smoothies
  • Smoothie Cups, Lids and Straws

 

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Associate cool bikes and an exciting activity with eating fruit and you are on the way to popularising healthy eating amongst your children.

 

Five-A-Day
Smoothie bikes are an ideal activity for helping  your pupils  learn how to hit their 5-a-day targets.  We make fruit fun and encourage exercise; keeping everyone active and refreshed.

 

Focus on Fruit

To keep us all  focused firmly on fruit throughout the session we tickle the imagination with a steady flow of striking and often down right strange facts that we have gathered from the fruit world.

Did you know that the worlds favourite flavour was orange?

Or that watermelons are shaped like cubes in Japan?

Lunchtime Package
  
2 hour delivery from
   £299.00 (plus vat)

  Half Day Package 
  
4 hour delivery from
    £339.00  (plus vat)

  Regular Day Package
 
6 hour delivery from
   £369.00 (plus vat)

  Whole Day Package
 
8 hour delivery from
   £399.00 (plus vat)

Transport Fees:

  • A reasonable fuel allowance/mileage fee applies. 
    Please ask for details.

 

 

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