Healthy learning for our children

Children from Our Lady of Loudes Primary School Carnforth met Harold the Giraffe when the Life Education roadshow visited the school.
Children from Our Lady of Loudes Primary School Carnforth met Harold the Giraffe when the Life Education roadshow visited the school.

Children across the district were visited by the Life Education roadshow last week to teach them about health education.

Life Education is a charity which provides health education programmes for primary school children.

Life Education Centre for Lancashire was established in 1996 and began to provide a service to schools in Lancashire in 1997.

The programmes are provided for schools by means of our four mobile classrooms each staffed by a Life Education educator.

The aim of the programmes is to provide the children with the information and skills to enable them to make healthy choices.

The mobile classroom visits each school annually and each child in the school takes part in an age relevant programme.

Over the years the children build on their knowledge and skills.

The programmes cover all aspects of health, exercise and diet, medicines, drugs legal and illegal, friendship, feelings, bullying, choices and consequences.

The programmes aim to increase a child’s sense of personal worth and encourage positive attitudes towards themselves and their health.

Sessions are also provided for parents.

In the last academic year around 35 primary schools in the Lancaster district were visited by the mobile classroom and 5,708 local children took part in the programmes.

The schools pay a contribution towards the visit and the charity raises funds to meet the shortfall, with the help of grants to subsidise visits to individual schools.