A recent game of barefoot bowls at Gladstone Park Bowls Club has helped a group of Kangan Institute students to boost their independence.

The group of 20 students with intellectual disabilities recently visited the bowls club as part of their certificate I in transition education.

The students were required to research and plan how to use public transport to independently travel to the club.

A Kangan Institute spokeswoman said the program also helped the students to investigate services and facilities in their area.

She said the visit had helped the students to develop community networks.