Life Education celebrates record

Ipswich MP Jennifer Howard with Brad Scarrabelotti and Year 2 students Daniel Collie and Kasey Hanson

Children who have been at school in Ipswich over the last few years, are likely to know all about the Life Education program.

Ipswich MP Jennifer Howard attended Churchill State School recently to celebrate Life Education delivering vital health education to a record number of students in the Ipswich area.

Thanks to Government support, over the past twelve months the charity has empowered more than 11,000 Ipswich children with knowledge and skills to help them make safer, healthier choices.

“Life Education aims to see a generation of healthy young Australians living to their full potential,” said Life Education Queensland Marketing and Media Manager Amanda Brown. “Our partnership with Queensland Health has enabled Life Education to reach more schools in the Ipswich area. In the past 12 months, we have delivered our health education program to more than 11,000 students across Ipswich’s state, Catholic and independent schools, and early learning centres.

“The injection of funds through Queensland Health, along with some new fundraising initiatives, is helping to make sure that our service is around for many more years to come.

“We applaud the commitment of the leadership, teachers and parents at Churchill State School to promote healthy living. We also commend the students for embracing the program wholeheartedly.”

Ms Howard showed her support for Life Education and viewed one of the lessons being delivered to a Year 2 class.

Ms Howard enjoyed the Harold’s Heroes module of the program, run by specialist educator Brad Scarrabelotti, in the popular Life Education mobile learning centre featuring its mascot Healthy Harold the giraffe.

Harold’s Heroes teaches children about:

•    Recognising safe and unsafe behaviours
•    The effects of second hand smoke on the body
•    The safe use and storage of medicines
•    Emergency procedures such as how to call 000
•    Healthy food choices