Joint Media Release with Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari Jacinta Price
The students of Sadadeen Primary School in Alice Springs are enjoying new BMX bikes, as part of a new CLP backed innovative approach to promote school attendance and engagement.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, and CLP Candidate for Lingiari, Jacinta Price, today announced a grant of $21,000 for Sadadeen Primary to fund 20 new BMX bikes, the upgrade and maintenance of the school’s BMX track and a new water bubbler.
“This is a wonderful initiative and a great opportunity for the teachers to connect with students that might be feeling disengaged with school,” Minister Scullion said.
The BMX track is part of the school’s broader school attendance strategy, and is part of making school a fun and nurturing environment.
Ms Price said the facilities will also be available for use after school hours – giving the young people of Alice Springs an additional recreational facility. The bikes will be securely stored at the school.
“Sports and outdoor activities often have a way of connecting with students that traditional education sometimes cannot.
“This is another example of a locally-led, locally-designed and locally delvered CLP initiative and I wholeheartedly commend Sadadeen Primary School for this initiative and look forward to hearing about its success in the coming months.
“I will continue to fight hard for all Lingiari students to keep delivering great new initiatives like this,” Ms Price said.