A central Victorian school will spend a $10,000 grant on a program that aims to bolster the mental welfare of its students.
Rochester Primary School was a recent recipient of a Commonwealth Bank Centenary Grant, and principal Graeme Hodgens said the money would be put towards implementing an initiative called the Resilience Project.
The Resilience Project is an evidence-based program that provides strategies to build resilience and mental wellbeing.
Mr Hodgens explained that the 12-month program involved not only every student, but also each staff member - teaching and non-teaching - and families.
Like all schools, he said Rochester Primary School had its own initiatives in this area, but the Resilience Project was supported by research.
He said it was important students had the ability to maintain their resilience especially going into adolescence, a time of significant change.
Mr Hodgens said the local Commonwealth Bank branch was also going to be involved in the project.
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