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 'Best You Can Be' school planner.
Now into its sixth 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' booklet '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, respect, good health and study habits, screen time and the Dragons' declaration of war on sugary drinks.
Furthermore, Dragons players also provide comments of encouragement and 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 68 schools from Undercliffe in the Sydney and St George area, the Illawarra and to Eden on the far South Coast.
The program has successfully engaged 273 teachers and encouraged 6826 students to make positive choices around health, education and social issues.
All teachers have received the 'Best You Can Be' resource online, this will assist the teachers with the classroom lessons.
Teachers can deliver their education outcomes in a fun, simple and engaging manner using literacy and active play.
The St George Illawarra Dragons' 'Best You Can Be' program is proudly supported by:
- University of Wollongong
- St George Leagues Club