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The Kalgoorlie to Perth pipeline challenge was a joint project between the Northern Goldfields Public Health Unit and the Education Department of Western Australia (WA) that took place in 1999. The Pipeline challenge, which involved teachers and students from schools in WA's Goldfields region, aimed to dispel the belief among young Indigenous people that diabetes is inevitable, and to increase participation in physical activity among students.
The project was based on the Canning stock route challenge project. Classes 'virtually traveled' along the Kalgoorlie to Perth pipeline by participating in 15-minute sessions of physical activity. Teachers also presented healthy lifestyle lessons to students.
The project achieved the following:
Funding for the project launch, publicity costs, stationary costs and prizes was supplied by Healthway.
Abstract adapted from Healthway
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