Narrogin children get active during after school program
Posted on Thursday, 7 June 2007
Member for Pearce, Hon Judi Moylan recently joined children taking part in the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Active After- school Communities (AASC) program at two Narrogin primary schools.
Ms Moylan met with students and parents from both Narrogin and East Narrogin Primary Schools.
At East Narrogin Primary School, Ms Moylan had the opportunity to participate in an AASC session before presenting the deputy principal of East Narrogin, Russell Newbound, with a framed certificate to commemorate the school’s involvement in the program.
“Mr Newbound’s commitment to the program and to the students of East Narrogin is very impressive,” Ms Moylan said.
“I was pleased to see so many children taking part in the activities and it was fantastic that the school’s canteen provided participants with such a healthy afternoon tea.”
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Active After- school Communities (AASC) program, which was the first nationally delivered initiative designed to tackle inactivity in Australian children, was established in 2005 and currently operates in 2,900 schools nationally.
Ms Moylan has applauded the Australian Government’s recent decision to continue the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Active After- school Communities (AASC) program through to 2010.
“It is a fantastic example of the Australian Government’s commitment to the health and well being of our children,” she said.