Life Education’s ‘Harold’ was out and about again on Wednesday 7 October, much to the delight of the children from Galilee Regional Catholic School in South Melbourne.
Harold and his crew were temporarily located at the school to provide preventative drug and health education programs and information to students and parents.
Freemasons Foundation Victoria Board Member Bro. Timothy Clark was also there to present a cheque for $8000 to Life Education CEO Michelle Wood and Board Member Lindsay Beer.
“We’re proud to support Life Education”, Tim said.
"A visit to the mobile Life Education van enables students to learn about the importance of health and are better able to identify risks to make informed decisions”.
Life Education Victoria (LEV) is a community-based, independent organisation that receives very little government funding.
CEO, Michelle Wood said that the donation will fund approximately 450 primary school aged children to attend their local mobile Life Education program, which will be located across the state.
“Approximately 200,000 children and 18,000 families take part in the preschool, primary and secondary programs each year”, she said.
“Sessions are age specific and sequential with written and electronic resources provided to support both students and teachers in the delivery of ongoing drug education in their classroom”.
Lindsay Beer said that if our children and young people are to live active and productive lives, it is so important that they learn to make safer and healthier choices.