School Attendance Rewarded

School attendance rewarded with a big splash

pool-funThursday November 18 2010 was a sunny day sandwiched between two cloudy ones.
While the day created a sweltering environment for Emergency Services to respond to a training exercise, it set the perfect scene for a group of RAWA School students at Punmu to splash about in the Telfer Village Pool.
The group of 20 children and 15 staff enjoyed a swim, snacks and a seat in the shade after travelling for up to 4 hours away in the back of a troopy.
The visit rewarded students who recorded a high level of attendance at school during the term.
The day also served as an ‘ideas board’ for ways that Telfer could assist in providing a broader spectrum to educational activities, such as the possibility of conducting swimming lessons.
Events such as these continue to develop the relationships between Newcrest and the Martu People, and the organisations that work throughout the Western Desert region in promoting the messages of better health, improved education and meaningful occupation.
A big ‘thank you’ is extended to ESS for the healthy spread and extra services provided, and to Keith Wilson in the Village and the Community Relations team for helping to make it a very successful day.