Lihir International Primary School

Lihir girls eye rugby league

The event, facilitated by the Lihir International Primary School, attracted 11 teams across local schools last year, with an increased number of girls who participated under the girls division.

Kul Destiny Primary School girls coach, Rachel Daniel, who had participated with her girls’ team, said ‘women in rugby league’ in New Ireland was now growing rapidly, describing it as a ‘positive sign’.

Miner wants kids to be tough in pursuing goals

Lihir Gold Limited Superintendent-Mine Safety, Leo Kola, stated this when the company recently supported the schools car wash fundraising activity to support their biannual trip to Brisbane this year.

Kola and a team from the company brought in a Light Mine Vehicle from the mine pit to the school during the fundraiser.

“The kids had to wash the mud down and in the process realise that mining is a tough and dirty job.

“Hopefully this experience will empower them to be tough in pursuing their goals as students,” said Kola.