Souths Cares Continue Their Great Work in School Term One

Souths Cares' Healthy and Active Lifestyle Program classes continued to forge ahead this week with numerous local schools undertaking classes in Souths Cares' specially designated classroom; proudly provided by Rabbitohs and Souths Cares sponsor, All Sorts Fitness Centre.


Over the last week, students from Bourke Street Public School and Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Waterloo have attended the Souths Cares lessons, which are delivered with the support of Life Education.


156 local students have already participated in the lessons so far in term one, learning the importance of making healthy lifestyle decisions.


As youth on the cusp of adolescence, these classes educate students on the effects of alcohol and tobacco and the importance of respecting their bodies.


This enables students to make informed decisions about their bodies in order to live a healthy lifestyle.


Souths Cares identified a growing need amongst students in the South Sydney corridor after consultation with school staff.


Many schools had discontinued their link with Life Education due to costs.


Parents were not able to afford this type of extracurricular activity on top of growing sport and school commitments which placed a strain on family finances.


Souths Cares saw this as a further opportunity to engage with our community while providing students with a unique educational experience that can form the basis of a long-term relationship between participating schools and Souths Cares.


To complement these visits, teaching staff are given resources to continue the lessons and positive messages back at their respective school.