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Bulldogs players Josh Reynolds, Tim Browne and Moses Mbye received a superstar welcome from students at Riverwood Public School when they arrived on Wednesday, March 12 to chat to the students about living a healthy lifestyle and present a $3000 first prize cheque for the Bulldogs M&J Chicken Healthy Lifestyle Competition.

The competition proudly supported by Bulldogs long-serving major partner M&J Chicken was open to all schools in the Bulldogs catchment and required schools to submit in 500 words or less how their school is actively implementing a healthy lifestyle for their students.

The Bulldogs and M&J Chickens recognise the growing challenges around childhood obesity and wanted to know how our local schools are combating the issue head on

Riverwood PS submitted a fantastic entry highlighting their school garden program which has engaged students, staff, parents and community volunteers to work together and provide an edible garden for the local community. This project has assisted student behaviour, lifestyle choices, as well as providing education and physical exercise opportunities.

Josh, Tim and Moses led the assembly along with Bulldogs legend Terry Lamb. The group spoke about a number of important topics to ensure students, eat, play and stay well and engaged the students in a number of interactive activities including a test to see if the students of Riverwood PS were stronger than a Bulldog – with Tim and Moses put to the test.

Key representatives from M&J Chicken were also in attendance to present the cheque and thank the school for their involvement in the competition.

Supporting the local community has always been a big part of M&J Chickens since their humble beginning 32 years ago, explained M&J Chicken representative Steve Pullam.

“M&J is always very supportive of its local community. It has grown up in the grassroots of Wiley Park and Marrickville and in this time we are always putting something back in to the community whether it be sporting Clubs, social clubs, and all sorts of other avenues.”

Riverwood Public School Principal Daniela Frasca said the school, who had never won anything, were extremely grateful to the Bulldogs and M&J Chickens. “We are extremely grateful,” said Ms Frasca. “We are looking forward to improving our outdoor learning area in particular our garden and the funding will enable this to happen.”

Congratulations to the students and staff at Riverwood Public School and a big thank you to M&J Chicken for supporting our local community.

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