Cathy Freeman Foundation- Back to school march
This week the teachers and staff of Wurrumiyanga were welcomed back to school with the annual Cathy Freeman Foundation (CFF) back to school march. The morning of the march the school bell rung loudly from 7:30am to 8:00am as the students began their semester 2 journey.
The excited faces, loud laughing and the smiles of the children woke the community in a matter of minutes. The students, teachers and the supportive family members gathered at the Give Way point down the road from the schools where they marched with special guest Cathy Freeman. The shy cheeky grins lightened the mood of the tired yet excited students.
This semester the CFF are introducing a new new program, The Sprint Program. This program will be taking place at the Wurrumiyanga front beach every Monday afternoon straight after school. The program will link into the starting block program with the idea that the new program allows room for short term goals and weekly rewards.” The aim is to recognise the attendance efforts of students over a shorter time period to acknowledge tat for many students the barriers too regular attendance are significant” states Cassie Zurek CFF Project manager.
The community appreciates the work and effort that the Cathy Freeman Foundation has put into the future generation of Strong Leaders.