MP sees value of sport at Merriwa primary


Christian Porter with Merriwa Primary School students Malcolm Yarran, Owen Hinton, Sheneka Shea, Brendan Kennedy, Violet Shea and Daruka Deng. Picture: Robert Fyfe.
Christian Porter with Merriwa Primary School students Malcolm Yarran, Owen Hinton, Sheneka Shea, Brendan Kennedy, Violet Shea and Daruka Deng. Picture: Robert Fyfe.

ees value of sport

Pearce MHR Christian Porter visited the school late last year to see the impact of the Sporting Schools program, which the Federal Government introduced in 2015.

“Being involved in this program will expand sporting opportunities for children at Merriwa Primary School before, during and after school hours to help them develop healthy and active habits early in life,” he said.

“I had the chance to watch a football scratch-match on the oval, and then was put to task in a kick-to-kick with a group of students – they were a lot better than me.

“The program is designed to deliver sports in line with local schools’ needs and ultimately to facilitate and encourage children to be active, engaged and have fun through sport, more often.

“The program allows school children to sample a diverse range of sports, which gives them a broader range of skills.”