Sport takes primary school students to uni

Monday 27 Nov 2017

Charles Sturt University (CSU) will host the annual regional Small School's Gala Sports Day in Bathurst on Monday 27 November.

Around 125 primary school students will utilise Charles Sturt University (CSU) facilities as part of this independent initiative of small primary schools in the NSW central west. This is supported by CSU to allow students to meet and compete in a range of sporting activities.

Head of Campus at CSU in Bathurst, Associate Professor Chika Anyanwu, will welcome students and staff from Sofala, Wattle Flat, Meadow Flat, Rockley, Black Springs and O'Connell Public Schools.

The initiative is part of CSU's commitment to the community, giving primary school students the opportunity to visit the campus and be exposed to university life.

"Charles Sturt University is proud to support the development of its regions through contributions to cultural, economic, sorting and related activities," said Associate Professor Chika Anyanwu, Head of Campus in Bathurst.

"Our goal is to build higher education aspiration and awareness, particularly among young people in rural and regional communities."

CSU will provide a range of facilities as host of the Gala Sports Day. Students will use a lecture theatre for assembly, three sporting fields, and netball and tennis courts.

The Community-University Partnerships' (CUP) 'Healthy, Active, Sporting Regions program' is funding a barbeque lunch, and all children will be given a reusable CSU water bottle to keep.

Students will be on the CSU in Bathurst from 10am on Monday 27 November.


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