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‘Morning Stars’ program empowers girls at Bourke High

Back l-r: Vana Feiloakitau Fetuani, Kayce Kiley, Kai Mulherin, Brittany Robb, Savannah Bates, Rozaria Suckling, Lakayla Leahy, Ullaylah Payne, Taylor Robb, Taneah Knight, Jayarna Payne. Front l-r: - Addison Lollback, Emma Cunningham, Pheobe Beaven, Corrine, Ruby Bates, Taylah Barker, Jac O’Brien. Photo Twh

A program aimed at female students to develop resilience and confidence is celebrating twelve months of success at Bourke High School.

The ‘Morning Stars’ program teaches girls strategies to help them tackle everyday challenges in life – big or small.

‘Morning Stars’ has been running since October 2022, with the support of PCYC’s Fit for Life program and is open to Bourke High School girls before school on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Bourke High School Student Support Officer Jacqueline O’Brien said the aim of the program was to empower all female students and encourage them to commit to their education.

At the end of term 3, girls who had consistently attended the program were rewarded with an excursion to Cobar.

“The excursion was on September 20 and the day started with making the trek across to Cobar and visiting JKM Dynamic Fitness for a Boxercise class, run by personal trainer Corrine,” Jacqueline said.

“This session involved the students stepping outside of their comfort zone and doing something they may not normally choose to do.

“The girls worked hard and were soon trying to catch their breath during the class, which involved lots of boxing, squats and even planks! […]

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