Three teenagers are setting up a new skateboarding school in Ladbroke Grove which they say will be the first of its kind in London.
Friends Carris February, Patrick Egan and Keanan McGrath hope to have W10skaterzschool up and running by February and believe it will be the first full-time skaters’ school in the capital.
Carris, whose skatename is T-Febz, lives close to the skate park Baysixty6 beneath the Westway flyover .
The 18-year-old said: “We’ve done our research and there doesn’t seem to be anything out there doing what we will do. We will be the first skating school that runs throughout the whole year, not just during holidays.
“We’ll be teaching aggressive inline skating, which is skating with the tricks and flips. We’ve spoken to kids in the skate park and their parents and they don’t know what to do so I think there is a market out there for this.”
Carris started skating in his early teens and has travelled through much of Europe taking part in competitions . He said: “Now I want to teach as many pupils as I can because I enjoyed it so much.
“I got good at it and started travelling around Europe, entering competitions and gaining in confidence.
"I want everyone to feel that experience. It’s an easy way to see the world, learn something new, meet new people and it keeps you fit.”
They hope to have the school operating by October this year.
Anyone interested can contact the school by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org