Party caps off suc­cess­ful year

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Ali­cia Perera

The Wir­rpanda Foun­da­tion held its Christ­mas party in Wick­ham on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 10, cel­e­brat­ing the end of a year of suc­cess­ful en­gage­ment pro­grams.

Men­tors David Wir­rpanda, Troy Cook, Dale Kick­ett and Ash­lea Wal­ley flew up from Perth to join 40 stu­dents, fam­i­lies and staff from the foun­da­tion’s Wirra Club, a home­work as­sis­tance and sports pro­gram in Wick­ham.

There was face paint­ing, an in­flat­able wa­ter slide and af­ter­noon tea be­fore Santa gave each Wirra Club par­tic­i­pant a present as a re­ward for their hard work.

Foun­da­tion men­tor Troy Cook said 2015 had been a suc­cess­ful year, with ex­ist­ing pro­grams go­ing from strength to strength and the be­gin­ning of the Wirra Schools ini­tia­tive, part of the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s Re­mote School At­ten­dance Strat­egy, which has brought them to Roe­bourne and Onslow.

“We’ve got a fair bit of mo­men­tum at the mo­ment with our pro­grams and we hope to con­tinue that on and pro­mote healthy and ac­tive life­styles next year,” he said.

Pic­ture: Wir­rpanda Foun­da­tion

Wir­rpanda Foun­da­tion staff and chil­dren at the Wirra Club Christ­mas party in Wick­ham.

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