Program keeping kids active, healthy
MONTO district primary schools are getting their students fit and healthy with the Active Afterschool Communities program.
This is a Federal Government initiative aimed at promoting physical activity among children.
St Therese’s was given the right to host but then asked the town’s little athletics club to take charge.
Deyon Younger, a parent and coach at the club, said the program was all about getting children active, having fun and trying new things.
“The program is run by qualified coaches and it is an opportunity for our club to make a connection with the children,” Mrs Younger said.
“When we received the approach from St Therese’s we all thought ‘it’s a great idea so go for it’.
“Like all sports and activities, the big lesson for the children is not about winning but having fun and making friends.”
The program is attended by children from St Therese’s, Monto State School and Mulgildie State School.
READY TO GO: Britney Staines, Lailah Mitchell, Hamish Staines, Lizzie Younger and Jessie Moscrop take part in Active Afterschool sports.