Stuckey supports health education at Elanora State School

18 Jul 2014 1:50 PMJann Stuckey

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18 July 2014

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP today attended Elanora State School to show her support for Life Education’s health education program being delivered to a Year 3 class regarding nutrition, friendships and medicine.

 

Ms Stuckey was presented with a plaque of appreciation from Life Education Queensland.

 

“I am delighted to receive this acknowledgement from Life Education and support the program which educates young people to make choices for a healthy and safe life,” said Ms Stuckey.

 

“Through education, we can prevent undesirable outcomes. They say ‘it takes a village to raise a child.’  Life Education works in a unique partnership with parents and schools to ensure students are equipped to fulfil their potential.”

 

Ms Stuckeyenjoyed the Harold’s Diary module of the program, run by specialist educator Danielle Cox, in the popular Life Education mobile learning centre featuring its mascot Healthy Harold the giraffe.

The Harold’s Diary module teaches children about:

–       Healthy food choices

–       The benefits of an active lifestyle

–       The importance of friendships

–       Strategies to manager peer pressure and bullying

–       The safe use of medicine

Mark Lacy, Chairman, Life Education Queensland said Life Education aims to see a generation of healthy young Australians living to their full potential,” said Mr Lacy.

“We are very fortunate to have the support of Currumbin MP Jann Stuckey and many members of parliament across the state,” Mr Lacy said.

“Our partnership with Queensland Health has enabled Life Education to reach more schools in the Gold Coast area. This year we will deliver a number of modules from our health education program to around 20,000 students across the Gold Coast’s state and independent schools, and early learning centres.

 

Tricia Neate, Elanora State School’s Principal said, “Life Education benefits our students by empowering them to make decisions for a healthy and safe life. Our school is a Kids Matter school and we prioritise and commit to improving and enhancing the social and emotional wellbeing of all of our students.

For more information visit: www.lifeeducation.org.au

 

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