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Mission-On For Students From HB Schools

5 November 2007

It’s Mission-On For Students From HB Schools This Weds

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board has organised a peer leadership workshop for students from 36 Hawke’s Bay Schools from Hastings, Napier and Central Hawke’s Bay. The aim of the day is to promote the Ministry of Health’s Mission-On initiative by sharing information on healthy lifestyle choices with young people who will then go back to their school and become ambassadors for a healthy lifestyle.

Students will be presenting information about their own school’s journey to becoming a Health Promoting School, or their involvement in the Fruit in Schools programme. There will also be workshops on leadership and teamwork.

A highlight of the day will be performances and mentoring by members of the Pacific Island Band, Spacifix. Spacifix have a high profile with young New Zealanders, and demonstrate goal setting and commitment and the benefits of making healthy lifestyle choices. They are one of a number of groups or individuals chosen with input from by young people as ‘cool’ and relevant role models.

More information on Mission-On can be found on the following website:


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