Thursday, 07 February 2019

Member for Pittwater and NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes today said schools on the northern beaches will be among those to benefit from a multi-million dollar funding boost for Life Education.

The NSW Government has provided a record $2 million in further funding to the not-for-profit organisation, which turns 40 this year, to ensure the next generation of school children have access to practical health and wellbeing lessons delivered by the state’s most popular giraffe.

“Harold is going to be very busy,” Rob Stokes said today.

“Thousands of local primary school students have benefited from the innovative and enjoyable educational approach of Healthy Harold.

“By working with individual schools and teachers, the Healthy Harold team is able to tailor lessons to help address specific health and wellbeing issues – including those that are sometimes more sensitive.

“Healthy Harold has an incredible talent of connecting with children, focusing their attention and discussing issues that are more easily raised in a fun and relaxed setting.

“The ongoing investment in Life Education will enable Healthy Harold to visit even more schools across the state – particularly those in remote and regional areas,” Rob Stokes said.

The NSW Liberal Government has now allocated more than $20 million to Life Education since 2011.