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Healthy program at school

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April 19, 2017

Grateful recipients: Katamatite Primary School captain Caitlin Verlin (left) and principal Jason Whiteley (right) accept a donation from Barooga Sports Club's Mick O'Dwyer.

A new program at Katamatite Primary School is helping students develop skills for their future while also promoting health and fitness.

The BluEarth Heath and Fitness program has been sponsored by the Barooga Sports Club, which recently presented the school with a cheque for $2875.

The program has already started and will run every Tuesday.

It consists of a trained coach coming into the school and working with the students and staff to make sport/physical activity inclusive and enjoyable.

School principal Jason Whiteley said through an increase in physical activity, the school was supporting students’ learning and development through enhancing cognitive performance, improving health and fitness, building leadership skills, building social relationships and building resiliency.

‘‘This is a great opportunity, only made available through the kind support of the Barooga Sports Club,’’ Mr Whiteley said.

‘‘The students and teachers are loving the program and it is great to see their confidence and leadership skills grow.’’

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