Working with disadvantaged communities can be challenging yet incredibly rewarding. Meet Gavin Robertson, Ali Faraj and Emad Elkheir from the GWS Giants, a major football team who is not only kicking goals on the field but is also working tirelessly with schools, libraries, charities and more to unearth the biggest issues facing youth, families and the broader community in western Sydney. We discuss how the GIANTS care initiative is providing opportunities for students to discover leadership skills, goal setting and a love of learning through nutrition workshops, science shows, multicultural events and accelerator programs. Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About the GWS Giants Community Engagement team The GWS Giants Community Engagement team works with to enrich lives across western Sydney and beyond. Commenced in 2015, the GIANTS Care initiative, will reach over 25,000 students annually by 2018 whereby targeted development programs and events are run around health, harmony, education and employment., the GIANTS Care Foundation works with 11 partners;
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You can find out more about recent events through the GWS Giants website
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Careers! Scientists can be found everywhere and in AFL this is no different. The GWS Giants players work with physiotherapists, nutritionists, sports scientists, psychologists and more to ensure that the football team is running at peak performance.
What are your students interested in? If they love sport, why not bring a sports scientist in to speak with your kids?
Going beyond science teaching, your job is also to inspire kids, to model lifelong learning. Teaching kids to not give in, to not look for the easy options, is so critical for creating a resilient and vibrant society.
Further contact details for the GIANTS Care Initiative Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.gwsgiants.com.au/giants-care/about
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