An initiative of Netball WA & Glass Jar Australia, Shooting Stars uses netball and other rewards to encourage Indigenous girls to attend school and engage in their education, while promoting their health and wellbeing. Education is the foundation of hope and success and through Shooting Stars we aim to increase attendance rates at school, whilst creating pathways to employment.
Shooting Stars is affecting genuine change by working with nearly 300 girls and their families across remote WA in Derby, Halls Creek, Wiluna, Meekatharra, Carnarvon and Mullewa. In conjunction with an increase in attendance, individual improvement in academic engagement and class behaviour can also be observed qualitatively through yarning circles, case studies and anecdotal evidence. These numbers reflect real change in these students’ attitude towards their school and education.