Hunter Life Education program to focus on obesity, drug use and more
Hunter Life Education is one of our seven successful 2017/ 2018 Ansvar Community Education Program grant recipients. It is a community based, independent organisation working in partnership with schools to ensure Life Education programs are delivered to children in the Hunter region. The grant requested of $47,112 will be used to target schools specifically below the national average on the ICSEA score.
The Adopt-a-School program will provide the schools targeted with access to LE Educators, delivering classroom modules, focusing on areas such as obesity, drug use, the impact of alcohol consumption, decisions, and bullying.
It is anticipated that the cost of $26 per student covers the costs of the Educator, resources and materials for the school, van transportation and program development. Over 1800 students will benefit from the modules on offer.
-Provide at least one LE module to every enrolled student in the nominated schools.
-To empower young people to make safer, healthier life decisions
-To combat anti-social behaviour in the community.
Expected outcomes from the program
Hunter Life Education want to ensure that evert student enrolled in the nominated schools receive at least one LE module. Through the education provided the students gain skills they can use to help them navigate their way through their formative years.
Participants are expected to have the tools to then make informed and educated decisions increasing the chance to make healthier lifestyle choices.