Member for the Dubbo and Deputy Premier, Troy Grant, joined the Chairman of Life
Education NSW, Mr Alan Cadman and staff & students from Dubbo West Primary School to launch the recently refurbished Life Education Van.
Mr Grant told the assembled children that he still has fond memories from when ‘Healthy
Harold’ visited his school and remembers the positive impact it had on his own education and life choices.
“I’m supportive of the good work that the educators do in this field and am pleased that the NSW Government could come to the table to help out with funding the upgrade of the fleet of vans”, Mr Grant said.
“I’m particularly impressed that Life Education in partnership with the NSW Government and the Disabled Children’s Foundation has been able to install a wheelchair lift to allow better access to the van and enjoy its educational benefits” said Mr Grant.
Mr Cadman said that the support of the NSW Government has been vital in enabling Life Education, through the newly refurbished van, to teach local children to respect their bodies, be healthy and active and to make wise choices in life through drug and alcohol education.
“I encourage schools throughout the electorate and across NSW to take up the opportunity and make use of this important educational facility by participating in the Healthy Harold program” said Mr Grant.