OPAL Healthy Lifestyle
Supporting Charles Sturt to eat well and be active.
OPAL Charles Sturt Playground Amazing Race
13th Dec 2013 – 21st Jan 2014
What is the OPAL Playground Amazing Race?
OPAL is challenging Charles Sturt families to a Playground Amazing Race. The challenge aims to encourage families and children to get outside and rediscover and enjoy their local parks.
Families are challenged to visit 5 of the 20 selected playgrounds on the map over the summer holidays from the 13th December to 21st January 2014.
At each playground, children will need to find the answer to the ‘checkpoint question’ and submit their completed entry form in one of the specially marked collection boxes located at the City of Charles Sturt libraries. Families who have completed the challenge and returned their entry forms in one of the specially marked collection boxes by Tuesday 21st January 2014 to go in the running to win some great prizes.
Children must live in an OPAL catchment suburb to be eligible for prizes. Please refer to the map for shaded OPAL suburbs.
How can I be involved?
You can collect your map with checkpoint questions and entry form from any City of Charles Sturt library or download and print it from here.
Celebration Event & Prize Draw
To help celebrate the end of the challenge and to draw the prizes, OPAL will be hosting a Celebration Event and Prize Draw for all families who were involved.
10 – 11.30am, Thursday 23rd January
Valetta Road, Kidman Park
Come along and enjoy a lovely morning in the park with free morning tea and face-painting. Prize Draw will commence approximately at 11am.
To help us with catering, please register your interest in attending either by signing up at the library display or contact Claire via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8408 1365.
If event needs to be cancelled it will be announced 24 hours beforehand on the OPAL webpage and Charles Sturt Facebook page.
What is OPAL?
OPAL is a program that encourages everyone in your community to work together to create all kinds of ways to eat well and be active. Your OPAL Council Team at Charles Sturt are here to support and encourage positive changes in your local neighbourhood.
Children and adults who are active and enjoy healthy eating are more likely to live a healthy life. A healthy lifestyle can offer more energy and confidence, better sleep and greater wellbeing. Eating healthy and being active in your community are also great ways to have fun with family and friends.
How is OPAL supporting Charles Sturt?
Your local OPAL Team based in Charles Sturt will work with you as well as a range of community groups – including schools, health services, Charles Sturt Council and private businesses – with a range of projects that support you and your family to:
- Grow and share your own fruit and vegetables
- Get ideas and tips about cooking healthy meals
- Have healthier meal choices when you are not at home
- Be close to places that sell healthy and affordable groceries
- Find it easier to walk or cycle around your local neighbourhood
- Be active in your local parks or get involved with your local sporting clubs
- Connect with organisations and services that support eating well and being active
Every 12 months a new fun and interactive OPAL theme will also be launched in your community - so keep a look out for opportunities to get involved!