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Souths Cares Breakfast Bootcamps a Success

Video: Mark Barnaville

The Souths Cares team along with Rabbitohs under 20’s player Beau Cordtz were at Matraville Sports High School this week delivering the popular ‘Breakfast Bootcamps’.

The weekly programs kicks off at 7am with a group training session followed by a healthy breakfast. Souths Cares mentors then ensure students to attend school and provide Teacher’s Aid support for their first class.

Souths Cares Programs and Operations Manager, Alisha Parker-Elrez explained the Breakfast Bootcamps were an important part of Souths Cares School-to-Work mentoring program.

"We’ve been working closely with Matraville Sports High for a number of years under our School-to-Work program. The school identified a need for a program which helps students get active and improve their attendance and motivation to learn," said Alisha.

The Breakfast Bootcamps are having big impact at Matraville Sports High, as explained by high school teacher Jane Stanley.

"The Bootcamps provide a team environment where our students, teachers and Souths Cares mentors can train together and build relationships. We have witnessed some amazing changes in our student’s self-confidence and their enthusiasm to learn in class," said Jane.