Students from Blackall State School and St Joseph's primary join in games of netball and other healthy activities.
Students from Blackall State School and St Joseph's primary join in games of netball and other healthy activities.

GALLERY: Netball promotes healthy habits in Blackall

A HEALTHY community was at the centre of a big day out in Blackall, which included a school netball carnival, healthy living workshops, fitness circuits, and a colour run.

On Friday, both local schools, along with parents, teachers and community members teamed up with local health services, and Queensland Firebirds player Tara Hinchliffe to get active.

“We wanted to do something positive for the community, to give everyone the opportunity to come together and take some time to consider what we can all do for our health and wellbeing,” Wellbeing Queensland spokeswoman Jane Martin said.

“We were thrilled to have the support of Tara Hinchliffe and Netball Queensland. Netball is huge in the Central West and it’s easy to see why. It’s great way to get active in a fun and social environment with your friends.

“It was fantastic to see so many kids getting involved and being active on the day, but also to see the whole community – older siblings, parents, grandparents and all ages – coming together and joining in.

“The Blackall-Tambo Regional Council and Central West Hospital and Health Service team did an amazing job organising the activities on the day. The students and families had a ball taking part.”

Charleville Western Times

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