Rick rocks healthy schools

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

City of Kar­ratha school­child­ren were vis­ited by a foot­ball celebrity last week when West Coast Ea­gles mas­cot Rick the Rock stopped by a num­ber of lo­cal schools to pro­mote the ben­e­fits of liv­ing a healthy lifestyle.

Rick and West Coast Ea­gles schools and com­mu­nity pro­gram co-or­di­na­tor Kim Hannah held pre­sen­ta­tions at Bayn­ton West, St Paul’s, Dampier, Peg’s Creek and Mil­lars Well pri­mary schools and Roe­bourne Dis­trict High School last Thurs­day and Fri­day in a bid to get stu­dents ex­cited about ex­er­cise, healthy eat­ing and re­silience.

Rick led as­sem­bly ar­eas full of chil­dren through a morn­ing ex­er­cise ses­sion and gave them a peek in­side the con­tents of his lunch­box.

Mr Hannah said the Ea­gles’ com­mu­nity pro­gram had a strong ed­u­ca­tion fo­cus and their mas­cot’s fun and cheeky ap­proach made its health and in­clu­sion mes­sages easy for stu­dents to re­late to.

“The pre­sen­ta­tions we do are all about try­ing to give kids al­ter­na­tives and thoughts about healthy life­styles,” he said.

“So we talk about things to do with ex­er­cise, with healthy eat­ing, and our big­gest theme these days is re­silience.”

Rick tours about 250 pri­mary schools across WA each year with his healthy lifestyle mes­sage.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.