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A group of boys from Mullumbimby High School are giving their lives more direction through sport.

Through the Mullumbimby Byron Youth Services Men’s Group, the students are putting more meaning into their relations with each other, the community and their schooling with sport as the catalyst.

Each Tuesday afternoon they meet with local athlete and mentor Joe Robinson. They do some fitness training, play some volleyball and touch football, learn about their own health, and talk about the kinds of issues teenage boys often deal with without having much opportunity to do so freely and in confidence.

Sport has been chosen as a catalyst for the program as many in this group are very talented young men who have represented the school, local clubs, zone, region and even state in a variety of sports. The program is aimed at ensuring the boys remain engaged or improve their engagement at school.

Relieving principal Donna Pearson says the school is very happy to work with other agencies that complement the work of parents and the school in supporting local young people building their lives.

‘The group is open to Year 10 boys who feel they might benefit from a space outside the school environment where they can interact informally with their peers, get involved in some team sport, and learn a bit about growing up from each other and the Youth Service workers,’ said Donna. ‘The boys get a lot out of being able to hang out with mates in an environment that’s very relaxed and supportive.

‘In the longer term these traits encourage the boys to think about their own goals and how best to work towards them. The program’s track record proves it’s an excellent fit with the work of the school, and we look forward to it continuing into the future’.

• Referring to last week’s article, Mr Robinson has said that his remarks were intended as general comments and were not applicable to this group. The Echo apologises to the family and friends of the boys.



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