Children enjoy a well earned reward

21 December 2016

Our remote aboriginal swimming pools are a hub of activity across regional WA as the weather warms up! Recently the Fitzroy Crossing Remote Pool was visited by 38 children from Bayulu remote community school and 35 from Wangkatjunka remote community school.

The children enjoyed some fun in the pool as part of an attendance reward day for those who’d attended school for more than 80% of the school year. The No School No Pool policy in remote aboriginal communities has been extremely successful in increasing school attendance rates, as the children love taking part in activities at their local pool and don’t want to miss out!

Fitzroy Crossing remote pool manager Trevor Caporn says the day was a lot of fun. “We had two different schools together in the water, all up 73 kids and 15 teachers with floating mats, noodles and basketball. It did keep Adele and myself on our feet, but was well worth the effort!”

Our remote aboriginal swimming pool project is proudly supported by the Housing Authority and BHP Billiton. Find out more about the project at the link below.