Date: August 29, 2011

QAS golfers lend hand at Mater Hospital special school

Members of Queensland s Academy of Sport (QAS) golf program have again delighted students of the Mater Hospital Special School with a visit to the School s Southbank facility in Brisbane on Monday. Accompanied by QAS head coach Garry Calder and Golf Queensland Operations Officer Chris Evans, the team took students through some basic golf skills and fun golf games utilising modified junior equipment in the School s outdoor playground area. The Squad also signed a collection of golf caps for the students supplied by equipment sponsor Srixon. Squad members, who included Queensland state representatives Tim Hart, Daniel McGraw, Courtney Massey and Ashley Ona, described their day out with the students as a rewarding experience . They also got the chance to interact with several of the students over some board games during morning tea. Following on from an extremely popular visit by the Squad last year, Principal of the Mater Hospital Special School Susan Christianson said her students always enjoy the QAS team dropping in and going through some golf drills. The QAS squad are already planning to return later this year. About the Mater Hospital Special School The Mater Hospital Special School is an Education Queensland facility serving day students and hospitalised children at the Mater Children&aposs Hospital, the Mater Adult Hospitals and the Princess Alexandra Hospital. Students attending the school include children from the various hospital wards as well as children from country regional areas and interstate whose parents are hospitalised, siblings of country children who are receiving hospital treatment and students admitted through the joint School/Hospital Child Youth and Mental Health Day Program. The School also provides educational services directly to the various wards of the Mater Children s and Adult Hospital and the Princess Alexandra Hospital.