Shooting Stars participants from Carnarvon, Meekatharra, Mullewa, and Wiluna will have the chance to attend netball carnivals, run by the Mid-West Netball Region and Geraldton Netball Association, to celebrate their improved attendance and attitude towards their academic work.
Program participants whose attendance at school is 80% and above OR has improved by 20% from the previous term in conjunction with displaying positive behaviours in class are invited to attend.
The girls are also obliged to attend netball training sessions delivered by Shooting Stars staff on the ground.
The Redlink Primary School Carnival will take place in Geraldton on May 19 for girls in year 4-6, while the Redink High School Carnival will also be held in Geraldton on June 9 for girls in year 7–12 girls. High school students from Mt. Magnet have also been invited to attend the high school carnivals.
Participants will stay in camp together, with fun activities set to be run in conjunction with the carnivals incorporating team building, as well as regional yarning circles aimed at identifying ways in which the Shooting Stars program can continue to improve.
Further opportunity to reward the progress of Shooting Stars participants is planned for late May when a group of students will attend West Coast Fever’s final game of the 2017 Suncorp Super Netball season at Perth Arena.
The fixture will also mark West Coast Fever’s annual Indigenous Round, an opportunity to celebrate the significant relationship between netball and the Indigenous communities of Western Australia.
The leadership reward Indigenous Round opportunity will enable the young leaders to represent their communities, schools and Shooting Stars by showcasing the program and being young role models at the Indigenous Round fixture, including a week of successful leadership activities.