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Gumdale State School wins Innovative Program Award

​Gumdale State School was recently awarded the Innovative Program Award for their Sports Aerobics Program.

This award recognises the significant contribution made be a Queensland School for an innovative program for the promotion of active and healthy lifestyles to one or more stakeholders of the school community.

Gumdale's Sport Aerobics Program participation has sky rocketed over the last 12 months. Growing from humble beginnings with just 46 girls in 2017, the program now caters for over 130 students from Years 2 to 6 with an expectation of reaching over 150 students by 2019. This program allows students to be active in a sport that provides an opportunity for all participants to succeed. With 15 competitive teams at the school this year, students of all ability levels are given the opportunity to compete and improve over the course of the competition season. With weekly training sessions, local and interstate competitions, the school community is flourishing as students stay active and healthy due to their involvement with this sport.

Students are devoted to their training and the impact that Sport Aerobics has had on it's participants is phenomenal. The Gumdale State School teams are thriving, and the athletes and families are so supportive of the program, making it such a positive part of the school community. Parents have celebrated that their children now have such a passion for being active due to the Sport aerobics program. Students simply cannot get enough of the sport, often wanting to train more than their scheduled sessions and are constantly asking for ways to improve their skills.