Enabling Children to reach their full potential.
To educate and inspire generations to embrace positive choices for a healthy mind and body
Life Education teaches children about the wonder of life, themselves and other people by taking them on an adventure in a mobile classroom that is equipped with sight and sound technology designed to capture children's imaginations. Our educators, chosen for their x-factor, take children on this journey together with Harold, our mascot, which makes the trip fun as well as educational.
Life Education is an interactive educational program, linked to the national school health curriculum. We teach children about the wonder of life, themselves, and other people, with the aim of giving the children of New Zealand the knowledge and skills to raise their awareness to live a fulfilling and healthy life. It is a totally positive approach, with an emphasis on empowering the children to make choices based on sound information, rather than peer pressure.
"Is it OK to feel..." is just one of the programmes the talented educators from Life Education offer to thousands of students from primary and intermediate schools across the North Shore. This programme identifies feelings and emotions within the realm of friendships, peer pressure anxiety, stress decision making and simply feeling uncomfortable.
The aim of the Life Education programme is to provide children with the relevant knowledge to make healthy decisions. These decision may relate to food and nutrition, friendships, bullying and peer pressure or understanding the magnificence of our body. The programme utilises an inquiry approach, spring boarding from 'Big Questions', to ensure personalisation of learning experiences is achieved.
Who is Harold?
Harold the Giraffe is the mascot of Life Education. He works in the mobile classroom with the educator, to demonstrate what happens when things go according to plan and what happens when they don't.
Harold is a friendly character and children's responses show that Harold has a huge impact in re-enforcing the messages we teach: