A step in the right direction by MCAST teachers and students
MCAST’s Institute of Business Management and Commerce teamed up with MOVE, Transport Malta and the Road Safety Council to organise a bicycle bus event. The event promoted health, environmental and social benefits. Alternative means of transport is the way forward with increasing traffic and the “Cycle your way to MCAST” concept promotes exactly that! The event is part of the global initiative ‘MOVE Week’. This is a recognised international week that aims to showcase the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle by encouraging physical activity and sports in our everyday lives.
This morning around 40 students and staff members joined forces and participated in this positive initiative. Cyclists met at different locations around Malta and peddled their way together to the Paola Campus. Welding and fabrication students and lecturers from the Institute for Engineering and Transport also contributed to these efforts by building bicycle racks for the main campus in Paola. Now that’s what we call one true team effort! Those participating also got a shoutout from The Morning Vibe live on air as all of us at Vibe cheered them on!
MCAST’s Deputy Principal, Ronald Curmi, explained how this event “is part of the College’s efforts to develop and cultivate skills, attitudes, and values that empower MCAST’s community to become physically active citizens while supporting green initiatives for the betterment of the local community. We need to keep each other safe when we are on our roads. MCAST is proud of the lecturers and students who champion improvement in sustainable modes of transportation and have made this their mission. ” We cannot agree more and hope to see this repeating itself in the near future.
Transport Malta also sponsored the bicycle bus event by providing 1,500 Euros vouchers for the participants to purchase cycling-related equipment. Moreover, the authority donated one pedelec bike to the College. On behalf of MOVE, Director and Founder Cynthia Debono said, “We are overwhelmed by the support and participation. Seeing the participants today waiting for us along the way gives us encouragement and enthusiasm to continue with our mission. Our organisation on campus is creating safe spaces for youths to participate in physical activity through alternative activities in street sport.
Would you consider cycling your way to work or school on a daily basis? Slide into our DMs and let us know!