Geraldton Girls Academy go for Bronze

7 January 2021

13 girls from the Girls Academy at Geraldton Senior High School recently participated in an Extended Bronze Medallion program through Royal Life Saving WA.

The Extended Bronze Medallion includes introductory lessons to accompany the traditional Bronze Medallion course, the lessons focusing on bringing participants up to speed on swimming and survival skills. The aim of the extended program is to give students who require additional support the opportunity to develop their swimming skills and learn the skills needed to complete their Bronze Medallion qualification.

Bronze medallion instructor with studentThe course was made possible thanks to funding from Sport Australia's ‘Move It AUS – Participation’ Grant Program. These grants help organisations to get Australians moving in healthy ways, aspiring to make Australia an active and healthy nation.

The Girls Academy is a program within the school system that aims to increase the skills, employability and mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls throughout Australia. Program activities are designed to increase school attendance, advance academic and personal achievement, and improve graduation rates, among other objectives.

Achieving their Bronze Medallion is a huge accomplishment for these Girls Academy girls, who are on track to become successful, confident and educated members of the wider community. Well done to everyone who participated in the course!