Woorabinda students

‘Back to school at the pool’ makes a big splash

04 Mar 2019

Students at Woorabinda State School in Central Queensland made a great start to the 2019 school year following a community back to school event supported by CS Energy.

Since the ‘Back to School at the Pool’ event on 3 February, there has been almost a 10 percent increase in student attendance at Woorabinda State School with student attendance rates reaching almost 84 percent.

The event included stalls with back to school information, kids activities, a ‘Tucka-Time’ healthy food demonstration, courtesy BBQ and entertainment.

CS Energy provided a $3,000 donation to the event, as part of our commitment to support health and education initiatives in the local communities surrounding our power stations.

CS Energy Head of Corporate Affairs Nev Conway said the decision to support the Back to School event was easy.

“This is a great initiative and the department and Woorabinda community should be congratulated for hosting the event,” Mr Conway said.

“CS Energy is pleased that everyone involved had an enjoyable time, and we wish all the students a successful school year ahead.”

Woorabinda students

Above: The Tucka-Time healthy food demonstration at the back to school event (Photos courtesy Shae Lui Media): 

Woorabinda State School held the event in collaboration with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, with the Centre for Rural and Regional Indigenous Health providing the ‘Tucka-Time’ workshop and special guests Deadly Ninja Warrior Jack Wilson and Danial Murri Ninja.

There have been several successful Woorabinda back to school events held in recent years. The events have proven to have a positive impact, not only in attendance results, but also in creating positive attitudes for children and community members towards education and healthy lifestyles.

Woorabinda is a key indigenous community in central Queensland. There are approximately 52 clans represented in Woorabinda, with a vast number of language groups from across Queensland (Source: indigenous.gov.au).

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