Souths Cares’ ‘Framing Health’ Project Continues
Thursday 8 August 2013 4:13 PM
The ongoing ‘Framing Health’ project, a partnership between Souths Cares, The University of Sydney, Sydney School of Public Health and the University of Sydney Social Inclusion Unit continued yesterday with students filming at All Sorts Indoor Sports Centre.
Students from the Learn, Earn, Legend! School to Work program joined with students from the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion to bring their earlier developed health messages to life through the production of a short film clip.
Small groups worked together to direct, film and act out their scenes which will be edited together in a subsequent workshop before a presentation screening in October.
General Manager of Souths Cares, Shannon Donato said that the program goes a long way to introducing and preparing students for university and making them believe that tertiary education is attainable.
“Our cohort of 50 indigenous students are involved in this program altogether, but we’ve got a sub-set of those in a program to introduce them to university and university life,” said Mr Donato.
“They’ve done everything from story-boarding the project to going out and filming, and the next step is they’ll be editing and putting it together and then there’ll be a big gala premiere. All the stakeholders from all the different schools, University, Souths Cares board, members of the football team will be there as well.
“It gives them something that they can use in a health promotion message, but really the whole sub-text of it has been introducing these kids to what a university and university course is like. They’ve loved every second of it and so far it’s achieved its objective.”
As part of the program, Mr Donato also outlined his reasons for introducing Souths centre and current Sydney University student Beau Champion to the program’s students.
“We thought it was a great idea to introduce them to Beau Champion – one of our great players – but also because Beau’s at the University of Sydney at the moment doing a course.
“Beau came in and spent some time with the students, talking about his university experience and his whole life experience.”
Souths Cares would like to extend their warm thanks to All Sorts for providing the filming locations for the day.