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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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Catherine

28 Aug 2018

The students would benefit greatly from this project and it will increase the scope of sports the PE staff can teach.

Phil_IT

27 Aug 2018

Great school but sadly lacking government funding of any kind. This unique school with an enthusiastic sporting staff will make fantastic use of this facility. Definitely worth your support.

kbrookes

26 Aug 2018

This large space is very under-utilised. If devepoled it would be a wonderful asset to the school

AlR

25 Aug 2018

School is sadly lacking of an outdoor sports oval and is desperately overdue.

louandstace@gmail.com

23 Aug 2018

A needed resource

SimonC

23 Aug 2018

Compared to other well funded schools in the area, the school is under developed. Please show your support.

Katejmcmahon

20 Aug 2018

These girls can! (With the right help) let’s get More Victorians on the move once more.

Crippa09

20 Aug 2018

In the current climate of promoting girls participation in sports and developing healthy life habits this project is a no-brainier. Come on - get on board and get it done.

Carol Duggan

19 Aug 2018

Please support the one school in the area that NEVER receives funding. Stop the discrimination against this fine government gurls’ secondary college

sangows@gmail.com

19 Aug 2018

Yes, more sport at Mentone Girls Secondary College!

James

19 Aug 2018

The girls at the school are in desperate need of new sporting and athletic facilities given that the current facilities are well-below the standard, especially compared to other schools in the area.

reiddavea

19 Aug 2018

The school presently lacks these basic athletic facilities ... necessary for healthy bodies and minds.

Nicolene

19 Aug 2018

About time. Healthy body, healthy mind. These young girls are our future. We need to invest in their education.

Kazzab222

18 Aug 2018

This project is absolutely necessary for all of the girls that attend this school. It is an investment in the current students and the future students of the school.

Nat73

17 Aug 2018

Great idea, this public school does not yet have adequate facilities to promote health, wellbeing and enable sporting prowess.

Isabella bella

17 Aug 2018

I think it's important for these young girls to have a better facilities and feel that because they're in public school they count in sociaty. Give them a better environment / these girlssre our future!

Patty@engage

17 Aug 2018

A great way to engage the school community in healthy activity, especially important for establishing healthy habits throughout life.

Bunny

15 Aug 2018

Great idea.

Peter Davis

13 Aug 2018

Please vote for sporting infrastructure projects. To all parents and students, please also support Mentone & St Bedes Amateur Football Club's Night the Light Project.