Healthy friendship for students
PRIMARY school students will once again meet a famous friend next term.
Healthy Harold from Life Education Australia will teach students at Yarrunga Primary School and Wangaratta Primary School about their health in term four.
The famous giraffe, with assistance of the education van, aims to get children engaged with all aspects of the health curriculum.
Rebecca Dickson, an educator from Life Education Australia, said Healthy Harold was a fun way for students to learn more about relationships, hygiene, safety and growing up.
“All the kids have lots of fun with Harold,” she said.
“Last year, Yarrunga Primary School did a unit on decision making, relationships and hygiene.
“We try to keep the students moving and thinking so they can be excited and engaged about what they’re learning.”
Healthy Harold also visited the Goodstart Early Learning Centre last Tuesday to promote Ocsober, which encourages people to give up alcohol throughout October.
Ms Dickson said Ocsober gave parents the opportunity to teach children self-awareness and the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.
“All proceeds from Ocsober go straight to Healthy Harold so he can continue to teach children about health,” she said.
“It is about creating awareness that giving up alcohol for even a month can be so beneficial for your health.”
For more information visit www. lifeeducation.org.au.
HAPPY AND HEALTHY: Yarrunga Primary School students (back, from left) Heidi Fitzpatrick, Josh Brown, Luke Kleine; (front) Indie Delves, Kasey Patterson and Lionel Huggins are excited for Healthy Harold to visit their school next term. PHOTO: Emma Hillier