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Robert Townson Public School students ace Water 4 Life Challenge

Wednesday, 27 Sep 2023

A group of health-conscious students from Robert Townson Public School have aced the challenge to become water superheroes, while inspiring healthier lifestyle habits in their community.

Healthy Harold’s Water 4 Life Challenge is a two-week initiative that encourages children to swap sugary drinks for water and raise crucial funds for Life Ed NSW/ACT. The challenge is a fun and engaging way to teach children about the importance of staying hydrated, develop their sense of agency and support them to actively practice making healthier choices that benefit their overall wellbeing. 

Students from Robert Townson Public School were determined to make a difference in their community. They pledged to choose water as their first choice for hydration, for two weeks, and asked their friends and family to help spread the important health message and sponsor them for their efforts.  

I told my family all about the Water 4 Life Challenge and why I was doing it. I liked that my mum did the challenge with me. She would forget sometimes, but I was always there to remind her. It was so much fun, I really recommend all children to give it a go and try the challenge for themselves
Fundraising champion Mia, student at Robert Townson Public School

At the end of the challenge, the students received an epic range of prizes, thanks to the challenge’s sponsors – Aquafil by Civiq, GWS Giants and Nova Alliance Bank.  

“The Water 4 Life Challenge made me feel really good about myself.” said Logan, student at Robert Townson Public School. 

“I liked that it could open me to new experiences and challenged me by having to only drink water and not what I usually drink. It was hard at first to not have soft drinks, but by the end, drinking more water became much easier. I felt better for it.” 

Laura Skusse, Assistant Principal at Robert Townson Public School shared how Healthy Harold’s Water 4 Life Challenge supported students to learn about making healthier choices. 

“Our school chose to run the Water 4 Life Challenge because we believe that health and wellbeing are essential for student success. Learning goes beyond the textbook, and we want to give students the opportunity to feel empowered to make healthy choices on their own accord. The challenge was a fun and engaging way for students to put what they’ve learned about healthy lifestyle habits into practice.” 

“I am incredibly proud of our students for banding together to complete the challenge, all whilst raising crucial funds for other children in need.”