It’s ‘Game ON’ at Kurnell book launch

Sharks Have Heart, in partnership with Platinum Partner Capital Bluestone and School For Living, yesterday launched the book 'Game ON', a teaching resource for primary schools written by Sarah Tillott.

An invaluable resource containing resilience learning opportunities that enable both teachers and readers to extract resilience opportunities with confidence, Game ON is empowering, fun and engaging and has demonstrated sustainable behaviour change in children.

Sharks star Andrew Fifita and Shontelle Stowers, NSW Origin squad member, Samoan Nines Captain and NRL Top 40 player, joined Ms Tillott in launching the book at the Kurnell Public school in front of a room full of attentive Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 students.

"The Sharks first met with Sarah Tillott in late 2016 and we have been planning and executing the book for the past 18 months to ensure a quality outcome and delivery," Sharks Have Heart General Manager George Nour said. "Game On – Sharks Edition, is another version of School For Living's current suite of books on offer."

Game On, which has been written with a Sharks and a rugby league theme, will be offered free (one hard copy A3) to all Sutherland Shire primary schools and pre-schools.

The Schools must redeem the book through an online registration page located on the Sharks Have Heart website (CLICK HERE), with the schools to then redeem and distribute.

The book is designed to be delivered by a teacher within a school environment and is accompanied by a teacher's resource (video and document) which is emailed to schools upon redemption.

Representatives from Capital Bluestone, the Platinum partners of Sharks Have Heart, were also present and offering their support at the Game ON launch yesterday.

Sharks TV was on hand to capture some of the action of the Game ON launch, including interviews with Tillott, Fifita and Stowers. See our video package, now playing.

To support Sharks Have Heart in the delivery and sustainability of their programs and initiatives, donations can be made – CLICK HERE – to help make a difference in the community.

About the Book
Game ON has been designed and mapped to the National Health and Education Curriculum and the International Grotberg Resilience Framework. This resource contains resilience learning opportunities that enable both teachers and readers to extract resilience opportunities with confidence. This resource is empowering, fun and engaging and has demonstrated sustainable behaviour change in children. Each learning opportunity is contained with text bubbles at the bottom of the page.

About the author
Dr Sarah Tillott is a mother, a researcher and teacher, and has university qualifications in the areas of health and education. Sarah is a resilience researcher who has created a series of innovative resilience resources that have demonstrated behaviour change as measure by her PhD. With 10 years of teaching at university, Sarah has built the University of Wollongong's Academic Resilience Framework, and has been a recipient of several outstanding teaching and learning awards. In collaboration with the Cronulla Sharks, Sarah aims to facilitate a culture of resilience in the local community.

The Partnership
Each year the Sharks reach more than 250,000 people directly with their programs. Through a combination of social impact, game development and community engagement activities they make a difference by education the community with the support of their NRL players.

Through their Sharks Have Heart programs the club aims to promote inclusivity, diversity, anti-violence and anti-bullying, improve self-esteem, peer support and responsible decision making, while positively impacting the physical, mental, and emotional well being of young people.

The Cronulla Sharks have launched Game ON, an invaluable resource for the local community, in partnership with School For Living.