Healthy Harold heads back to school
Australia’s most lovable giraffe now has the green light to visit children in NSW schools after the recent government announcement that incursion bans are being lifted from June 15.
After spending eight weeks delivering the program online to students during COVID-19 restrictions, Healthy Harold is excited to be heading back to school to see children face-to-face.
Across the country there has been a staggered lifting of school incursion bans. During this transition, Life Ed Online will still be available to schools.
Life Ed NSW CEO Jonathon Peatfield said the news has been welcomed by schools across NSW and the ACT.
“Although our Life Ed online program has been very popular, children have been missing seeing Healthy Harold in ‘person’! We’ve had many schools contacting us, asking for updates about the return of face-to-face delivery.
“The time away from schools has allowed us to improve our training and development for educators, who are all eager and prepared to be back in the classroom. It has also allowed us the opportunity to explore new delivery options like online and virtual which will complement our offering to schools to ensure that we can have the greatest impact on young people’s health outcomes.”
Mr Peatfield said students can expect the visits to look a little different, with the safety of schools and staff the first priority.
“It will still be a little while until the wheels move on the Life Education Mobile Learning Centres. In line with infection control procedures and social distancing measures, for the time being, students will experience the program via direct delivery in classrooms or school halls,” he said.
“However, I can confirm that the star of the show, Healthy Harold will most certainly be in attendance!”