Life Education this week launched a new mobile learning centre while at Tatura Primary School.February 12, 2013 6:30am
Daryl and Lisa Brian join Healthy Harold and Andrew Galbraith at the launch of the new Life Education van in Tatura. Picture Bob Nicol
Life Education yesterday launched the new Goulburn Murray Mobile Learning Centre at Tatura Primary School.
Principal Jane Lloyd, who is a member of the new Life Education Goulburn Murray Region Committee, said the new mobile learning centre was crafted and made in Strathmerton by Daryl and Lisa Brian and their employees at Murray Valley Motor Homes.
The team at the family business attended the launch to support and showcase their work.
The new Life Education Goulburn Murray Committee consists of Andrew Galbraith (chair), Neil Smith (deputy chair), Jane Lloyd, Michelle Collins, Alan Keat, Margaret Oldfield and John Pretty, all of whom were present for the official launch.
Ms Lloyd said Life Education was the largest non-government provider of health and drug education to children and young people Australia-wide and was well known for its popular mascot, Healthy Harold the Giraffe.
She said every year they visit school children across Australia to motivate, encourage and empower them to exercise real choices that are informed and safe, through its leading drug and health education programs.
‘‘Now the popular mascot will be visiting a number of Goulburn Murray primary school children,’’ she said.
Life Education Victoria chief executive officer Michelle Wood said Life Education along with Healthy Harold aimed to empower young people to make informed decisions related to their own health, wellbeing and behaviours, by expanding their knowledge and skills through interactive education sessions.
‘‘Students are motivated by the session content, which is current, relevant and age specific, to make healthy lifestyle decisions,’’ she said.
Specifically, the program aims to enable children and young people to achieve the following:
Issues that Life Education and Healthy Harold cover through the program include; bullying, nutrition/hygiene, drugs, alcohol, personal safety, general health and cyber safety.
This will be Life Education’s 17th Mobile Learning Centre Victoria-wide.
The new committee is seeking local support and anyone wishing to join or provide financial support, for example by Adopt-A-School visit, would be welcome. Phone Andrew Galbraith on 5823
Life Education works to motivate, encourage and empower children and young people to exercise real choice and make informed, safe and healthy lifestyle decisions, through its leading health and drug education programs.
Life Education is a registered charity, independent of government and religion which has been operating since 1979, and more than four million students have participated in Life Education’s program over the past 34 years.
Community support needed for drug and alcohol treatment centre near Numurkah.
Yarrawonga/Mulwala's largest ever professional golf event, the Shepparton BMW Senior Victorian Open, got underway today with 124 players hitting off from 8am to 1pm on Yarrawonga's Black Bull Golf Course at Silverwoods.
Tatura’s rainfall for the last three months of 2015, 116.6mm, was marginally down on the long-term average for the same period, 120.8mm.
JON Lam’s exhibition Heart to Art will open at Alton Gallery on Friday
THE second annual Christmas town party in Lockington did not quite attract the crowd organisers were hoping for, but it failed to dampen their spirit.
Special supplement in this weeks edition
For Tocumwal’s Lynda Snowden, working the land hasn’t stopped her from falling in love with the majestic surrounds of her day to day life.
TOOLLEEN Recreation Reserve Committee of Management presented three awards on Australia Day in front of 80 local residents.
The cuteness level at Maryanne Ryan’s place is overflowing the bucket, with the arrival of baby Dougal the donkey.
Deniliquin doctor Marion Magee says she is disgusted with the treatment of local nurses.
Federal Member for Murray Sharman Stone has been criticised by two Victorian MPs for suggesting the Federal Government should stop spending money on the $2 billion irrigation modernisation program until problems are sorted out.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.