NERCHA HS Indigenous Festival
On Thursday 21st of July, NERCHA held an Indigenous Health Day at the Oorala Centre, UNE. Six students from the New England Girls School attended the day, where they engaged in kidney health related activities such as apple slinky diet workshop, Gutsy Gus anatomy workshop and glitterbug hand hygiene workshop. A senior lecturer from the School of Health, Sally Bristow, attended as a guest speaker and involved herself in a variety of activities. Sally spoke about the importance of hygiene and lifestyle choices in the prevention of CKD and Rheumatic Fever. Each student got involved, asked questions and enjoyed the day. The girls showed maturity in investigating avenues to get to University and our wonderful NERCHA volunteers gave great insight into the life of a health students at UNE. It was such a great year and we are looking forward to a bigger and better Indigenous Health Day in 2017. Massive thank you to our volunteers and Sally Bristow. Without you all the day could not have been a success!
And THANK YOU Sahra Costanzo for being an amazing organiser! This wouldn't have happened without you and we are genuinely impressed with what you were able to accomplish :D