Capalaba College students train with police to develop skills

TRAINING PROGRAM: Police help students to develop their physical and teamwork skills. Photo: Queensland Police Service
TRAINING PROGRAM: Police help students to develop their physical and teamwork skills. Photo: Queensland Police Service

STUDENTS at Capalaba College are learning to hone their physical skills through a personal development program run by police.

Sergeant Graham Pearse said the Blue Edge program was aimed at helping students to achieve their goals and become disciplined.

"The young people learn the importance of team work and to motivate one another, as well as themselves, to achieve their goals," he said.

"Improved physical health promotes improved mental health."

The eight-week program, catering to about ten Capalaba College students, began earlier this month.

Students and police meet up twice per week for breakfast about 6.30am before physical training begins.

Students enjoy breakfast as part of the program. Photo: Queensland Police Service

Students enjoy breakfast as part of the program. Photo: Queensland Police Service

Senior Police Liaison Officer Tom Govenor said the initiative was delivered in partnership with the school, Blue Light Queensland, PCYC Redlands and Queensland Police Service.

"The kids have a hearty breakfast and do a bit of exercise so that they can be alert and active for the school day," he said.