Pro­gramme nears end in long­est day

Bush Telegraph - - News -

The Com­bined Ado­les­cent Chal­lenge Train­ing Unit Sup­port (CAC­TUS) pro­gramme be­ing run at Tararua Col­lege is near­ing the end and the ef­fort be­ing put in by the stu­dents never fails to amaze the staff.

The com­mit­ment shown to be at school at 5.45am three morn­ings a week has been huge and a num­ber of the stu­dents have been at ev­ery ses­sion.

Those that have missed a ses­sion have usu­ally done so due to ill­ness or in­jury.

The stu­dents will be com­plet­ing the long­est day on Wed­nes­day, July 4. This in­volves a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties that will test them phys­i­cally and men­tally.

The Pahiatua com­mu­nity is in­vited to come along and sup­port the stu­dents as they fin­ish the long­est day along Arthur St be­tween 2.30pm and 3pm.

The pub­lic will see what the stu­dents have achieved af­ter all the hard work they have put in over the last nine weeks as they make their way back to the col­lege.

■ CAC­TUS started in 1998 as the vi­sion of Hok­i­tika Com­mu­nity Con­sta­ble Rob Fox for a com­mu­ni­ty­based pro­gramme that could as­sist lo­cal youth in their per­sonal de­vel­op­ment.

To­day, it has blos­somed into a highly suc­cess­ful pro­gramme de­liv­er­ing pos­i­tive change to young peo­ple.

FOUR per­son press up.

TOUGH PT ses­sion car­ry­ing poles and benches around Pahiatua.

PRAC­TIS­ING CPR dur­ing a visit to the am­bu­lance sta­tion.

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