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Giraffe adds life skills to syllabus

Tooborac Primary School pupils learnt about healthy life choices when Harold the Giraffe visited with the Life Education Van last week.

BARBARA SUNGAILA July 4, 2014 3:20am

Harold the giraffe checks out Ebony Staples’ lunch box at Tooborac Primary School. Photo: submitted


Harold the Giraffe and the Life Education Van visited Tooborac Primary School last week with some fun activities to help reinforce teachings on a range of life skills.

Principal James Tenison-Woods said this year’s lessons, ‘Harold’s Diary’ and ‘Harold’s Heroes’, included recognising bullying and the qualities of a good friend, healthy food choices and safety with medicines and drugs.

‘‘It is an engaging way for students to pack a lot of learning into one session,’’ he said.

‘‘I believe that it is helpful for students to hear these messages from a range of sources to make the message stick.

‘‘Students love the sessions and look forward to seeing Harold’s apartment when they are in grade six.’’

The Life Education Van is a charity which charges schools a cost-covering fee only and travels throughout Victoria.

It aims to teach children to make safer and healthier choices.

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