CCS used in award-winning ‘Shake A Leg’ Aboriginal Health program


Craig Browne

January 1, 2011 12:04 am

The Hunter New England Health program, ‘Shake A Leg’ recently won first prize in the Aboriginal Health Awards. The program was recognised for its achievements in “Strengthening Aboriginal Families and Children.”

Kristy gets award

Kristy Crooks, Shake A Leg project leader, receives the award.

Shake A Leg is a school-based program for both primary and secondary schools which is delivered to all children with an Aboriginal perspective.

The program aims to address health issues ina fun and interactive way and reduce the likelihood of young people developing preventable illnesses commonly known to Aboriginal people.

Picture of Shake A Leg in the classroom

Shake A Leg in action in the classroom

The program utilises existing resources some specific to Aboriginal People others are mainstream resources [CCS!] delivered in a culturally sensitive way. The program is designed to meet key content areas of the school curriculum in Physical Education, Personal Development, Health and Welfare.

Some of the key topics which will be covered include nutrition, oral health, otitis media, physical activity, identity, drugs and alcohol. ‘Shake A Leg’ not only aimed at improving health and practices of the children but also the family and community.

Customised CCS templates

Customised CCS card and sticker templates

The CCS is used in the program to give participants a way to share thoughts and feelings with one another, to offer genuine praise and to set personal goals.

CCS Corporation designed some special custom CCS card and vision sticker templates to complement the program.



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