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Girls on track at mgsc

Getting girls on track

All-weather running track with long jump pit

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Rachael

Project partner: Mentone Girls’ Secondary College

Budget

$199,880.00

Votes

260 votes received

Physical activity promotes mental wellbeing and physical health. Team sports develop leadership skills. Girls are meeting a ‘grass ceiling’. A lack of playing fields, toilets and change rooms is stopping their participation in physical activity. An all-weather, accessible sport facility will increase the opportunities for the school and wider community to get active. The running track will be part of a further upgrade of facilities to include a soccer pitch. It will be the place for programs and recreation activities that support those traditionally excluded from organised sport, especially girls, older women and marginalised community members.

The outdoor sport and recreation facilities at this school are well-below the standard of other schools in the area. Girls are missing out. School-based wellbeing and sport programs will be extended to the wider community such as the mental health focused Color Run, teaching sport skills to primary age children and assisting disadvantaged people to participate in sport. It will benefit students, the school community and wider community.
An under-utilised space that is available to promote good health and is a place of gathering and engagement will contribute to a strong, healthy and connected community.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Rachael

Project partner: Mentone Girls’ Secondary College

Budget

$199,880.00

Votes

260 votes received

Comments

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NathanK

13 Sep 2018

Great idea, don’t get left behind as other schools in the area continue to invest in this area. Physical activity is so important for postive mental health!

kristel

11 Sep 2018

What a great idea! MGSC and the wider community would really benefit from this.

Ljbcallaghan

10 Sep 2018

This would be wonderful for MGSC and the wider community as this school shares its facilities - a necessary school improvement

Bbarrett

10 Sep 2018

Great asset to the school.

anthonybruhn

10 Sep 2018

MGSC and the wider community has been waiting for a project like this for a long time.

gtag

10 Sep 2018

A wonderful facility much needed for the school and the wider community!

Stef jager

10 Sep 2018

MGSC needs this upgrade. Improve girls in sport!

deb_j002

10 Sep 2018

This is so worthwhile and so much needed for the community.

Gab909

10 Sep 2018

The school and community needs this

MarkJK

06 Sep 2018

My first choice. Go for it.

Kate

04 Sep 2018

A much needed facility to keep promoting fitness, health & wellbeing in a wonderful School! From what I’m hearing, this School receives no funding at all!

Kat Scott

04 Sep 2018

This would be a fantastic improvement to a great school that is lacking in good sporting facilities

Geoff G

03 Sep 2018

The school badly needs to have sporting facilities up to the quality of other schools in the area.

MHJ

01 Sep 2018

This would be a beneficial addition to the school. The oval presently looks very much like it did when I was a student there in the 70's! An upgrade is well overdue.

Steve B Mentone

31 Aug 2018

Will be fantastic and will promote outdoor fitness activity within the school

Jasmin

31 Aug 2018

Great upgrade for the school and community.

MA13

31 Aug 2018

Definitely a great upgrade for a fabulous school. Health and fitness is a very important part of modern life/school/work balance

Tondra

31 Aug 2018

I believe this project to be worthy of funding as it provides a necessary and sorely needed resource to instill the importance of fitness and health within the young minds attending this college as well as the community at large, thereby ensuring a healthy society and provide for less health care requirements/costs down the road, benefiting us all.

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31 Aug 2018

Great upgrade for the school and surrounding schools

Brad B

30 Aug 2018

Fantastic use of that land at the school

Darren

29 Aug 2018

What a great idea for a great school.

Doogledog

29 Aug 2018

As one of the highly respected schools in the community an update to the very old tired oval is overdue

WSavage

28 Aug 2018

Great idea - good luck MGSC - let’s hope you get lots of support

StefanieC

28 Aug 2018

This school space has so much potential. It definitely needs an overhaul and upgrade.

Natmac

28 Aug 2018

Much needed facility!