Thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund and Inspiring Scotland, we have been able to develop a new, mobile service. This consists of 3 fully equipped vans and mobile workshops which can deliver the exciting new RUTS MotoLearn programme.
This means that we can now bring our activities to young people in the heart of their own communities.
With our Mobile Service we can run one-off sessions or longer programmes of several weeks. Our van is kitted out with tools and motorcycles and there are lots of options for sessions tailored to your needs.
What do we need?
We are looking for;
- Groups of up to 8 young people, aged 14-19 years
- A ground space of 6m x 4m to put up our workshop tent
- Parking for our van
- Access to toilet and hand-washing facilities
If you would like further information and costs for our mobile services please contact us on 0131 663 5736.
Mobile Unit : MotoLearn Programme
We use motorcycles and motorcycle related skills and issues to act as a focus in providing support and direction to young people at risk. We promote building pathways to social inclusion. RUTS helps our young people to think independently, act responsibly and value learning.
The MotoLearn Programme is closely linked to both the Curriculum For Excellence and More Choices - More Chances, thus guaranteeing a quality educational experience.
MotoLearn has three elements.
• Explore the personal, social and environmental impact of vehicle use and the responsibilities this implies. • Develop positive attitudes towards safe and considerate riding practices. • Understand the requirements of the law for road users, including the credentials required. • Discuss the immediate and long term effects of vehicle related crime.
• Learn all about tools and their use. • Carry out basic motorcycle care and maintenance. • Explore the costs involved when becoming a motorcycle owner and understand the relationship between this and the choice of motorcycle. • Undertake SQA National Unit – Use and Care of Hand Tools in Motor Vehicle Engineering. • Identify relevant employment, and training opportunities
• Learn about motorcycle safety equipment. • Start and stop the motorcycle safely and become familiar with basic riding procedures. • Understand the fundamental principles of road safety and personal responsibility. • Explore different motorcycle sports. • Develop new skills and explore personal capabilities. • Design a motorcycle trials track. • Explore progression routes for improving riding skills.