Best You Can Be
The St George Illawarra Dragons are continually aiming to encouraging youth to make positive choices around health, education and social issues through our very own school planner the 'Best You Can Be'.
Now into its fifth year, the Dragons are fully aware how sport can be very effective in achieving social change, especially in youth.
Our players in particular understand that they are in a unique position whereby they can promote and encourage, either directly or indirectly, the physical, cultural and intellectual welfare of young people in our community
The Dragons school planner ‘Best You Can Be’ is a resource which aims to help children learn great organisational skills as well as numerous wellbeing tips and activities for all children to follow.
Focus topics within the resource include the importance of sleep, nutrition, hydration, being sun smart, respect, kindness, screen time, positivity and fresh air fun as well as the negative impacts of bullying and harassment. Furthermore, Dragons players also provide comments of encouragement throughout provide motivation for all children to be the best they can be in all aspects of their life
The St George Illawarra Dragons have delivered the Best You Can Be program to 45 schools from Kogarah in the Sydney and St George area, the Illawarra and to Eden on the Far-South Coast.
The program has successfully engaged 146 teachers and encouraged 4025 students to make positive choices around health, education and social issues.
Teachers can deliver your education outcomes in a fun, simple and engaging manner using literacy and active play.
The St George Illawarra Dragons 'Best You Can Be' diary program is proudly supported by:
- Indigenous All Stars
- University of Wollongong