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The St George Illawarra Dragons concluded their involvement in the annual NRL Community Carnival by visiting nine schools in and around the St George area on Tuesday.

Dragons representative quartet Josh Dugan, Jason Nightingale, Gerard Beale and Tyson Frizell were joined by Kyle Stanley, Nathan Green and Yaw Kiti Glymin to present the game’s powerful “Tackle Bullying” program, which will be delivered to 300,000 children across Australia over the coming weeks.

Dugan was on hand to help deliver the program to a loud round-of-applause when he visited San Souci Public School and was excited to teach the lesson program.

“The reception I received entering the school assembly was not what I expected,” said Dugan.

“The students were all very attentive to the lesson plan and they had fun as myself and the other players explained the negatives behind bullying.

“Hopefully they take this on board with them for the remainder of their school lives at least as its always better to be positive towards people.”

The Dragons launched the Community Carnival at the beginning of the month and have visited 120 schools and 28,000 students across the St George, Illawarra and Far South regions.

The annual NRL Community Carnival activity is just one of a number of community based initiatives that the Dragons undertake each year.

In 2013 the Dragons made just under 88,000 contacts across the Dragons catchment areas of St George, Illawarra and the South Coast in 2013.

Furthermore, the Dragons NRL and NYC players spent a combined total of 9,581 hours in the community (NRL players spending 1,829 hours).

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St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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