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Monk gives students grooming tips

Michael Fleming, Marshall Conboy, Codie Carmichael (back) and Brandon Dalgleish with Jinasiri the walking monk at Rosedale State School on Thursday.
Michael Fleming, Marshall Conboy, Codie Carmichael (back) and Brandon Dalgleish with Jinasiri the walking monk at Rosedale State School on Thursday. Simon Young

AN UNASSUMING monk who is walking his way across the state has made a special appearance at Rosedale State School to advise them on the topic of deportment and grooming.

Jinasiri happened to be passing the school on his way to Townsville, where he is headed after leaving Coolangatta four months ago.

The monk was asked to share his thoughts with male students attending a deportment and grooming session.

The session was part of a program run jointly between the Salvation Army Tom Quinn Centre and the school's pastoral care program, which aims to help teens manage and understand issues including teamwork, bullying and depression, job hunting and communication skills.

Tom Quinn youth support co-ordinator Shendal Taylor said Jinasiri spent about 15 minutes with the students sharing his views on the importance of grooming and how health affects the way people live, think and behave.

"It was a valuable session and the way it worked out could not have been better," Ms Taylor said.

The program teaches male students how important personal presentation can be.

"Many girls grow up thinking about their hair, how they look and how they stand," Ms Taylor said.

"For boys it can be very different, but it is essential for them.

"When they go for a job, take a girl to prom or just go about their daily life, the way they present makes a huge difference to the way others perceive and respond to them."

Topics:  grooming, school, students




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