Students at Tailem Bend Primary School Get a Healthy Boost

Written on the 22 February 2017

At Community Living Australia, we support our clients to live life to the fullest by encouraging active participation in their local communities. For our Day Options team at the Cottage in Murray Bridge, this involves giving back to the community by providing healthy snacks to the students at Tailem Bend Primary School.

Each fortnight, five of our clients from the Cottage prepare a number of "Brain Boost Bars" for the students, utilising the commercial kitchen in the Community Centre at Tailem Bend.

Made possible by the Rotary Club of Tailem Bend, the Brain Boost Bar program has been rolled out in the Murraylands following the success of similar programs in both the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu regions. The program provides students at Tailem Bend Primary School with a healthy alternative to other school snacks.

"The Brain Boost Bars provide an excellent snack for students of the school who have missed out on their morning's breakfast, or are unable to pack their own recess and lunch for the school day," stated Travis Schenke, Principal of Tailem Bend Primary School. "We are grateful to the Rotary Club of Tailem Bend and Community Living Australia for providing this program to us at Tailem Bend Primary School."

"On behalf of the Rotary Club of Tailem Bend I have to say that we are extremely excited to be working collaboratively with this organisation, Tailem Bend Primary School and the Tailem Bend Community Centre to deliver a project that is equally beneficial to the clients of Community Living Australia and the students of the school. This program really provides a win-win for everyone involved!" said Sue Piggott, President of the Rotary Club of Tailem Bend.

"The Brain Boost Bar program provides the perfect opportunity for our clients to positively contribute to their community. By establishing this working partnership, our team of clients will develop their skills and self-esteem, while providing a much needed service to others," said Molly Baulch, Regional Manager for Community Living Australia.

"It is wonderful to see four great community groups coming together to support local children, it is also very exciting to see our clients learn new skills and actively participate in our local community, which contributes greatly to their personal development," Molly added.


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