Primary school children in the region will be armed with the knowledge to lead healthy and happy lives, under a record funding boost for Life Education NSW.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the investment of an additional $2 million into the not-for-profit organisation, which turns 40 this year, will ensure the nation’s hardest working giraffe, Healthy Harold, continues to educate the next generation of young students. 

“Healthy Harold and the Life Education experience is a fantastic way for students from Barraba to Bendemeer, Tambar Springs to Tamworth and Nemingha to Nowendoc to learn about making healthy choices as they grow up. 

“The new funding is great news as it will assist with teaching younger primary school students about sun safety, healthy eating choices and road safety. 

“For students in Year 6, topics such as cyber safety, and the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco will be covered. 

“Healthy Harold and the Life Education experience has become a rite of passage in many primary schools right across the region. 

“Life Education is as important now as it has ever been. 

“With boundless entertainment options in the digital age, it is essential that important life lessons for children are delivered in an engaging and captivating way.

“This funding will help to modernise the program and provide students access to cutting-edge augmented reality and 3D systems.  

“Life Education consults with local schools to ensure they cover the topics that may impact that particular school community. 

The funding, over four years, is in addition to nearly $19 million committed by the NSW Nationals and Liberals to Life Education since 2011.

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