Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

'Neers Helping Students; Kids Learn Good Habits

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

'Neers Helping Students; Kids Learn Good Habits

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Byline: Jason Gibbs jason.gibbs@thechronicle.com.au

BASKETBALL: The Toowoomba Mountaineers are doing their part to create a positive future for young children across the Darling Downs.

The basketball club tipped-off its Positive Choices program at Middle Ridge State School recently - a program designed to help kids form good habits.

"I'm a firm believer of doing what you can to help other people," Mountaineers chairman John Gouldson said.

"And so many people who have come to me for help are in trouble because of their choices they made earlier in their lives and the bad habits they formed as a result of those choices.

"What we are trying to do through our Positive Choices program is to further educate young kids and to teach them about forming good habits - about making positive.

"We want to be proactive not reactive."

So far the Mountaineers have visited 10 schools across the Darling Downs and Gouldson says more visits are already planned. …

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