4 students in year 9 have been successful in their entry for the Healthy Schools Competition
Firstly, the competition is run by the Centre for Health Initiatives at the University of Wollongong.
Schools are asked to enter the competition, with two schools being selected each year to receive a prize of $2000 and access to a mentor to assist with the implementation of their initiative.
The brief given to the Year 9 students was to identify a health issue within the school and then outline how to solve the identified problem using a social marketing intervention. This included setting goals for the project, as well as outlining resources that will be needed for the social marketing campaign.
The application was completed by Amelia Phelps, Lauren Hughes, Declan Hull and Brianna Payne. These students loved the new challenge which kept them motivated and engaged.
The students were successful in gaining one of the $2000 prizes and will now be working towards implementing their initiative.
Congratulations students and thanks to Mrs Fisher for her assistance.