RAHMS participates in various Indigenous Festivals through the calendar year. Our members, along with others from rural health clubs around Australia present healthy lifestyles/health careers workshops and presentations to Indigenous children all throughout Australia. RAHMS participates in the festivals alongside other rural health clubs under the banner of the National Rural health Students’ Network (NRHSN).
What do we do?
RAHMS members present varying workshops according to which festival they are participating in. Such acitivities include health education with Gutsy Gus (an anatomical manequin); the healthy food relay; the sugar man; a scrubs race and health careers workshops.
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Festival Dates for 2012 will be coming soon!
Details on how you can get involved with the indigenous festivals will be available later in the year. To see more information on some of the festivals please click on one of the icons below. To make sure you get the latest updates, sign up to become a RAHMS member.
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“With kids ranging from Kindy to Year 7, we ran four stations: sugar man, relays, sphygmos & steths and anatomy. It was an exhausting but rewarding day. Talking to a young girl who was adamant she was going to become a midwife when she grew up and knew how to go about it was inspiring. It was good to be able to change some preconceptions the kids had on school and university, such as the different pathways they could go through such as TAFE, university prep and indigenous stream programs. It was a wonderful opportunity to listen to the kids knowledge and hopes for the future.”- Maria Bernardi (Med II)