Program has them on a high
TWELVE indigenous boys from the North Burnett completed a Bush Masters Program over the school holidays in the Biggenden area.
The initiative, by Queensland Health, provided young indigenous boys with an alternative to smoking and drinking.
Queensland Health workers Chris Duncan and Des Cowburn were assisted by bush walking guide Moira Thompson.
The three-day program took place in the Mt Walsh National Park.
The program for 10-15year-old boys involved a fitness challenge, learning about bush tucker, and an eight-hour hike that culminated with a swim in a mountain rock pool.
It was the first time each of the boys had climbed Mt Walsh.
One said the best part was “standing on the top and seeing all the views”.
Another said “it was fun and enjoyable and Iwould recommend it to everybody”.
STANDING TALL: Queensland Healthworkers Chris Duncan and Des Cowburn, with the assistance of bush walking guide Moira Thompson, take participants up Mt Walsh at Biggenden.