Already this year at Medical School we had four of our ARMS members attend the Vibe 3on3 festival in Leeton. They had a fantastic time at the event with children aged 8-17 keen to learn about their bodies and health.
Vibe 3on3 is a National Indigenous festival encouraging healthy bodies and healthy minds. It combines sport, music, dancing and health to help the children think about how they can keep active and stay healthy.
They have the latest Indigenous music, artists, dancers, and presenters to get everyone excited for the day. This year's event also included a special guest appearance from Boxer Joe Williams. At Leeton there were over 250 students from schools in the surrounding region participating in all events.
ARMS students that attended would definitely recommend it to other students in the coming years. Indigenous festivals are a great opportunity for the ANU rural club to get involved in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and health promotion. Teaching the youth about their bodies and their health is a great health prevention strategy and may assist in closing the gap.
Danielle Dries (Year 2)