YCP-12 stu­dents em­brace Chal­lenge Your­self pro­gram

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A group of de­ter­mined Yar­ra­wonga Col­lege P-12 stu­dents cel­e­brated com­plet­ing a 12 week ‘Chal­lenge Your­self’ pro­gram re­cently on the path to greater fit­ness, so­cial con­nec­tion, re­silience and self-es­teem.

Chal­lenge Your­self saw 14 stu­dents in years 7 and 9 com­plete the pro­gram made avail­able through an Australian Sports Com­mis­sion funded ini­tia­tive called the Youth Par­tic­i­pa­tion Pro­gram.

The fund­ing al­lowed Yar­ra­wonga Col­lege P-12 to de­velop a 12 week train­ing pro­gram in part­ner­ship with Fo­cus Well­be­ing and Fit­ness.

The stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in a weekly group ses­sion and were ex­pected to com­plete their in­di­vid­ual pro­gram cre­ated by Fo­cus train­ers at least twice a week.

It was an­tic­i­pated that af­ter 12 weeks par­tic­i­pants would no­tice a fit­ness ben­e­fit and this was cer­tainly the case for the 14 stu­dents who com­pleted the pro­gram.

The stu­dents were sup­ported by a num­ber of col­lege staff and Fo­cus staff mon­i­tored the pro­gram with reg­u­lar in­di­vid­ual con­sul­ta­tions.

The most im­por­tant ben­e­fits re­alised through the pro­gram were build­ing re­silience, so­cial con­nec­tion, fit­ness and self-es­teem.

The Chal­lenge Your­self saw stu­dents en­joyed a great morn­ing tea cel­e­bra­tion pro­vided by the Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Golf Club Re­sort.

Years 5-8 Cam­pus Leader Ge­orgina Thomas pre­sented each of the par­tic­i­pants with a cer­tifi­cate and the stu­dents were con­grat­u­lated by fam­ily mem­bers who at­tended the morn­ing tea.

Yar­ra­wonga Col­lege P-12 will seek fur­ther fund­ing sup­port to en­able the pro­gram to con­tinue in 2018.

Stu­dents were cel­e­brated for com­plet­ing the Chal­lenge Your­self pro­gram.

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