Cleveland MP Mark Robinson attended Redlands College at Wellington Point on Monday 2 June 2014 to show his support for Life Education’s health education program being delivered to Year 5 regarding understanding medicines and their safe use, and positive communication.
Dr Robinson was presented with a plaque of appreciation from Life Education Queensland. “I am pleased to see Life Education’s program empowers our young people to make safer and healthier choices,” said Dr Robinson. “Many people aren’t aware that Australia has one of the world’s highest rates of legal drug abuse, with nearly half a million Australians abusing prescription drugs.
“By educating our children, we can guide them on the right path. In addition to supporting teachers in delivering health education, Life Education now also provides great resources online for parents who want tips on how to raise happy, healthy kids. We all need to work together to ensure our young people are equipped to deal with life every day.”
Dr Robinson enjoyed the Mind Your Medicinemodule of the program, run by specialist educator Lisa Barber, in the popular Life Education mobile learning centre featuring its mascot Healthy Harold the giraffe.
Using a friendly game show format, Mind Your Medicine develops students’ understanding of medicines and their safe use, positive communication, strategies for managing conflict, stress and bullying, and explores how feelings influences thechoices we make.
Life Education CEO Michael Fawsitt presented Dr Robinson with a plaque featuring examples of drawings from children who have participated in the Life Education program.
“Life Education aims to see a generation of healthy young Australians living to their full potential,” said Mr Fawsitt. “We are very fortunate to have the support of Cleveland MP Mark Robinson and many members of parliament across the state.
“Our partnership with Queensland Health has enabled Life Education to reach more schools in the Redlands area. This year we will deliver a number of modules from our health education program to nearly 4,000 students across Redlands’ state and independent schools, and early learning centres.
“We applaud the commitment of the leadership, teachers and parents at Redlands College to promote healthy living. We also commend the students of Redland College for embracing the program wholeheartedly today.”
Janet Kohlmannhuber, Head of Junior School at Redlands College said, “We invited Life Education back this year because our students greatly benefit from this unique, interactive, fun and memorable learning experience.
“Our teachers appreciate the ongoing support from Life Education in delivering health and wellbeing education. The ability to choose the Life Education modules to suit each class provides our teachers with the flexibility to tailor the program to our curriculum.”
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