Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014

Currumbin MP Jann Stuckey supports Health Education at Elanora State School

State Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP, attended Elanora State School on the 18th July 2014 to show her support for Life Education’s health education program being delivered to a Year 3 class regarding nutrition, friendships and medicine. Ms Stuckey was presented with a plaque of appreciation from Life Education Queensland.

“I am delighted to receive this acknowledgement from Life Education and support the program which educates young people to make choices for a healthy and safe life,” said Ms Stuckey. “Through education, we can prevent undesirable outcomes. They say ‘it takes a village to raise a child.’ Life Education works in a unique partnership with parents and schools to ensure students are equipped to fulfil their potential.”

The Harold’s Diary module teaches children about:

  • Healthy food choices
  • The benefits of an active lifestyle
  • The importance of friendships
  • Strategies to manage peer pressure and bullying
  • The safe use of medicine
  • Mark Lacy, Chairman, Life Education Queensland, presented Ms Stuckey with a plaque featuring examples of drawings from children who have participated in the Life Education program. The plaque acknowledges Ms Stuckey as an ambassador for Life Education.

“Life Education aims to see a generation of healthy young Australians living to their full potential,” said Mr Lacy. “We are very fortunate to have the support of Currumbin MP Jann Stuckey and many members of parliament across the state.

“Our partnership with Queensland Health has enabled Life Education to reach more schools in the Gold Coast area. This year we will deliver a number of modules from our health education program to around 20,000 students across the Gold Coast’s state and independent schools, and early learning centres.

“We applaud the commitment of the leadership, teachers and parents at Elanora State School to promote healthy living. We also commend the students for embracing the program wholeheartedly today.”

Tricia Neate, Elanora State School’s Principal said, “Life Education benefits our students by empowering them to make decisions for a healthy and safe life. Our school is a Kids Matter school and we prioritise and commit to improving and enhancing the social and emotional wellbeing of all of our students.

“We are actively involved in planning and implementing initiatives to ensure that our school promotes a school community that’s positive and inclusive of all members, explicitly teaches social and emotional skills to all students, and actively works together with families and outside organisations to support students.

“Within this framework, this year’s Life Education program engages our students in modules that help them to make smart choices concerning real life issues such as cybersafety, stranger danger, friendships, healthy bodies and drug awareness.

“Life Education is one of our many important school initiatives and programs which strengthen the development of our students for life including You Can Do It education, The Chaplaincy program, and the Leadership program for students from Prep – Year 7.”

Life Education will deliver a number of modules from its program over four weeks to Elanora State School students from Prep all the way through to Year 6, which are sequential and age appropriate. Topics range from nutrition, the benefits of physical activity, staying safe online, the health impacts of smoking and alcohol, and strategies to cope with peer and social pressures.

For more information about this story, please contact Marketing & Media Manager 
Amanda Brown - 07 5572 0166 | abrown@lifeeducation.org.au

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