West Gippsland students thrive
It’s always a good sign when you’re met with smiling faces – and that was certainly the case when Healthy Harold arrived at Drouin West Primary School in the West Gippsland region of Victoria, as part of our Thrive Fund.
It’s always a good sign when you’re met with smiling faces – and that was certainly the case when Healthy Harold arrived at Drouin West Primary School in the West Gippsland region of Victoria.
From Thursday, 12 October to Friday, 20 October 2023, Life Ed visited the regional school to explore topics like how to stay healthy and how to have positive friendships, thanks to Life Ed’s Thrive Fund.
Life Ed’s Thrive Fund was set up to ensure more children and schools in rural, remote and low socio-economic areas are able to access the latest evidence-based learning modules, so young people can develop critical life skills to use into the future. Woolworths Supermarkets are the foundation partners of the fund, contributing $250,000 over the past two years which has helped more than 12,000 kids across the country benefit from the Life Ed program.
As part of the Thrive Fund visit to Drouin West Primary School, children from prep to Year 6 participated in four modules – ‘Harold’s Friendship’, ‘Ready Steady Go’, ‘Growing Good Friends’, and ‘Relate, Respect, Connect’. Thanks to Woolworths Supermarkets, they were able to do this at reduced cost, taking the financial stress away from parents and supporting local teachers as they teach the crowded curriculum.
At Woolworths, we’re also committed to making health easier for all Australians. This means making healthier choices more affordable, encouraging seasonal fresh food through programs like Free Fruit for Kids, providing healthier recipe ideas, and making changes to our supermarket like removing kids confectionery from checkouts.
We’re proud to partner with Life Ed to help them continue to deliver valuable programs like this that aim to improve the health of young Aussies.