Alongside Life Education, Healthy Harold has been visiting schools for 40 years.
These visits are often remembered as “an amazing experience” and “one of the best parts of my school year” by students and a “fun, interactive way that really engages students” by teachers.
Curious and inquisitive, Healthy Harold loves to learn new things. ‘Tech savvy’, he likes keeping up with his friends' via this website and his Facebook page.
Like many other Australians, being active is high on Healthy Harold’s favourites list, along with his friends health and safety. He loves being active and will give anything a go – soccer, basketball, judo, surfing, swimming, bike riding even ballet!
For students lucky enough to have been visited by Healthy Harold, they would have also met TAM (Transparent Anatomical Mannequin). And now after 40 years of empowering children through health education, we have revamped one of our most loved teaching tools and are proud to introduce TAM-e.
Healthy Harold has been part of Life Education since it's birth in 1979
Where it all began with Life Education founder, Rev Ted Noffs
My friend TAM. Our mobile learning centres have certainly come a long way since then!
When not learning with my friends I love getting out and stretching my legs!
Learning with my friends, my favourite place to be! Book your visit today
Some say that the unique spots on a giraffe are a metaphor for the uniqueness of each child. Others think he's so healthy, it's only natural to look up to him.
One thing is for certain – Healthy Harold holds a special place in the hearts and minds of many Australians both young and old.
He has been referred to as Happy Harold over the years but it was never his official name. In true Australian fashion, Happy Healthy Harold could be considered a nickname (although names are generally to shortened not extended).
Rest assured, when you love what you do as much as Harold does, you'll always be happy!
Taking selfies with Healthy Harold has become somewhat of a national pastime. Many politicians and celebrities have been snapped with the fun-loving giraffe, including Michael Clarke, Zoe Naylor, Jessica Rowe, Ita Butrose, Melissa Doyle, GG Peter Cosgrove and Kamahl.
Prince Charles – a Life Education supporter - and Princess Diana had their photo snapped back in the day outside a Life Education van. Along with a member of Dire Straits, John Illsley, Prince Charles was instrumental in getting Life Education started in the UK.