Hamish Francourt has a ball with fellow graduates of the Term 1 Go4Fun program.
Hamish Francourt has a ball with fellow graduates of the Term 1 Go4Fun program. BRUCE THOMAS

Happy, healthy, speedy

WHILE boosting healthiness and happiness is high on the agenda of the Go4Fun program, increased concentration at school was a pleasing bonus for Hamish Francourt.

His mother, Kate, proudly presented Hamish's special achievement award for “becoming a speedy Gonzalez”. Hamish graduated from the 10-week Go4Fun program yesterday and at first Ms Francourt thought the award was for sporting achievement because a component of the course is fitness. But she was pleased to find it was for his academic performance.

“At the last parent teacher meeting they told me he needed more focus and was slow to complete his work, sometimes having to come back at lunchtime to finish,” Ms Francourt said.

“About halfway through the term his teacher noticed a change. They said he was getting more involved in class and getting his work done quicker.

“For Hamish the program has been life-changing, he's happier, sleeping better, drinking more fluids and always wants to get outdoors. As a parent you only want the best for your child and you want to ensure that their life is no harder than it needs to be.”

Program manager Nicki Kerr puts Hamish's academic improvement down to increased energy levels and concentration.

Places for the Term 2 course are now open. If your child is seven to 13 years old and above a healthy weight range, then contact the Women's Health Centre on 6652 8111 or email Nkerr@chwhc. com.au to register. Places are limited for the free course.



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