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June 2013

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Drouin High School students Darrin Edward- Hayes and Christine Rose take part in The Deadly Health Race at Lean and Green Grocers.

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The booklet containing clues and questions.

When good health is more than just a game

Eight Aboriginal students from Drouin Secondary College and four West Gippsland Healthcare Group Aboriginal allied health trainees have taken part in The Deadly Health Race at Warragul.

The Deadly Health Race was loosely based on the The Amazing Race TV show.

The students were required to follow a designated route-visiting health-related organisations, collecting clues and answering questions along the way.

The objective was for the students to gain a better understanding of what careers are available in the health sector by gathering information about each organisation.

The trainees were able to understand better the work of health services in the Warragul area and were encouraged to communicate with the broader community.

The students were placed in teams of two with each team accompanied by an allied health trainee.

Instructions, questions and clues were contained in a booklet, produced by Baw Baw Latrobe Local Learning and Employment Network, Drouin Secondary College and Warragul Regional College, and provided to the teams.

The organisations participating in The Deadly Health Race included the Baw Baw Shire, Gippsland Audiology, Lean and Green Grocers, Leunig and Farmer Optometrist, Gippsland Physiotherapy Group, Advantage Pharmacy, Daniel Willis Chiropractor, Headspace and West Gippsland Healthcare Group.

•             For more information contact Closing the Gap Health Pathways Project Officer Lisa Price on 5244 7379.