Goodna State School was the first school in Ipswich to welcome Life Education’s brand new mobile learning centre on 14 August 2015. Bundamba MP Jo-Ann Miller was there to officially launch it, along with Life Education Queensland CEO, Michael Fawsitt.
The occasion also marked an important milestone in Life Education’s delivery of drug and health education to children in Ipswich. Thanks to Government support, over the past twelve months the charity has empowered more than 11,000 Ipswich children with knowledge and skills to help them make safer, healthier choices. This is the first time that Life Education has reached more than 10,000 students in Ipswich over a 12 month period.
“Our partnership with Queensland Health, along with additional funding through the Communities for Children program, is driving huge growth in participation of children in the Ipswich area,” said Mr Fawsitt. “Life Education aims to see a generation of healthy young Australians living to their full potential. This new mobile learning centre is symbolic of the Government’s long-term investment in prevention, and means we now have two vans available to support schools in the Ipswich region. The growth we have seen in our program in Ipswich shows there is certainly a strong need for our work.”
Bundamba MP Jo-Ann Miller said that investment in the future health and well-being of Ipswich children is an important long-term strategy to build a healthier, safer community.
“I am so pleased to have the opportunity to attend a session today, and it was wonderful to see how engaged the children were. I congratulate Goodna State School and Life Education on their commitment to building the resilience of our young people, and I am very pleased to launch this new Mobile Learning Centre. This is a great example of the State Government, schools and non-profit organisations working together for the benefit of our kids and the local community,” said Ms Miller.