Forbes Shire Council is a safe and welcoming community. The Forbes Shire boasts a large calendar of events targeting youth specifically, which include but is not limited to Youth Week, School Holiday Programs and the year 5 excursion aimed at fostering inclusion and building positive relationships.
Following are the upcoming events planned for the Forbes Shire:
Fit for Life is an entry level activity using boxing, incidental education and mentoring to encourage disengaged and at risk young people to connect with PCYC NSW and re-engage with schools in a youth friendly, physically and culturally safe environment.This program will focus on fitness, engagement with local Police and the local community, impacting change, positive growth and inclusion. The program has delivered positive outcomes increasing school attendance, improved attentiveness and behaviour which provides mental health and general well-being benefits.The program is based around the 5 core principles of PCYC – commitment, resilience, integrity, citizenship and respect, which are taught through core messages and reinforced through sporting activity.
Participants will be offered Transport to the venue then to school each morning that they will be attending the program. Morning boxing sessions with Police and other positive adult mentors will provide both physical fitness and opportunities for incidental learning on a range of topics through one-to-one communication. A healthy breakfast will be provided to all participants with opportunities to talk about nutrition and its links with fitness, health and wellbeing. Personal hygiene and presentation is another key facet of this program and shower facilities will also be on offer before returning back to school.
This program is a part of the Police Commissioners ‘Rise Up’ strategy aimed at engaging disengaged and at-risk youth.– here is a little video about it; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKADSIDoFK8
Venue: Forbes North School Hall
Date: Wednesday Morning
*Transport is available to and from this activity