While Healthy Harold often steals the limelight at Life Education, the real stars of the show are our educators.
Every day they bring life and meaning to our 16 curriculum-aligned modules which empower children to make safer and healthier choices.
They travel vast distances right across NSW, reaching more than 280,000 children annually.
Today is World Teachers' Day, and we are taking this opportunity to pay homage to the contribution made by our educators, in both regional and metro NSW.
Celebrated in more than 100 countries across the globe, World Teachers' Day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1994 to recognise the work of teachers in our increasingly complex and technologically-infused society.
While World Teachers' Day is held internationally on October 5, due to the Term 3 school holidays here in Australia, we kick off the celebrations on the last Friday of October each year.
To celebrate, we asked two of our educators – one from the city, one from the country – to tell us about why they love the work they do…
Steph is an educator in the Riverina who loves "hearing kids say things like ‘I will never smoke’.”
Natalie knows first hand the impact a Life Education visit can have and wants "the children I teach to have that same experience."