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$450,000 funding for Adelaide Crows Growing with Gratitude program

The SA Government will provide $450,000 over three years to the Adelaide Crows to expand the Growing with Gratitude health and wellbeing program for school children, with a particular focus on regional areas.

The Adelaide Football Club community team has been involved in the Growing with Gratitude program for more than two years. The program is delivered by the Crows’ community team to 150 South Australian schools each year. It aims to help teachers, students and families easily develop the habits of gratitude, kindness and mindfulness that have been identified as the stepping stones to greater happiness and success.

The program is based around learning the ‘Five Habits of Happiness’ through both verbal and physical activities led by trained staff.

Through the program, students learn to:

  • Be more resilient, relaxed and engage in positive experiences
  • Form stronger friendships and exhibit kindness more frequently
  • Be more optimistic and show increased self-esteem; and
  • Focus on academic achievement and improve decision making.

The program is linked with the Australian Curriculum: Health and PE and the Personal, Social and Physical Education Scope & Sequence (PSPE) in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and also follows the PERMA guidelines. 

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