Breaking down goals key for students to follow dreams
A Katanning Senior High School employee will run 42km this month in a bid to raise awareness of heart disease and show students the importance of setting goals.
Follow the Dream program co-ordinator Caitlyn Fitzgerald teaches Aboriginal students, who are looking to further their education, how to face challenges and set goals.
“It’s to raise money for the Heart Foundation, but I picked the idea of the marathon because I wanted to set an example for the kids,” Ms Fitzgerald said.
“I am not a runner, so to run 42km is a big challenge for me, but we talk about breaking it down into weekly and daily goals.”
Ms Fitzgerald, who has run 25km so far, also talks to the students about heart disease and the importance of knowing their family backgrounds.
“Heart disease is the number one killer for Aboriginal Australians, I teach the kids how important it is to know of the contributing factors and how to reduce the risks,” Ms Fitzgerald said.
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