LIFE LESSONS: Bargara State School students learn valuable lessons from Harold the Giraffe as the program celebrates its 25th year. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
LIFE LESSONS: Bargara State School students learn valuable lessons from Harold the Giraffe as the program celebrates its 25th year. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

Happy 25th birthday to Bundaberg Life Education

FOR 25 years school children across the region have been learning how to lead a healthy life thanks to a friendly giraffe named Harold.

Life Education has delivered its message to students from Prep through to Year 7 with the help of mascot Harold, and with a brand new van the community program is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Bundaberg educator Kathy Bayliss has been visiting schools across the region for 18 years and said one of the best parts of her role was seeing the permanent impact Life Ed had on former students.

"I sometimes walk past people in the street who'll say 'I remember you, I don't drink because of what I leant in Life Ed' or 'I decided to work in health because of you'," she said.

Promoting positive heath via sequential and age appropriate topics ranging from nutrition to the benefits of physical activity, bullying and the impacts of smoking and alcohol, the program has a holistic approach.

"We focus on physical, social and mental heath," Mrs Bayliss said.



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