Healthy Harold heads back to school

Australia’s most lovable giraffe, Healthy Harold, is poised to return to schools around the Coast after the government lifted its ban on school incursions.

After spending eight weeks delivering the Life Education program online to students across NSW and the ACT, Healthy Harold is excited to be heading back to school to see children face-to-face.

Life Education NSW CEO, Jonathon Peatfield, said the news has been welcomed by schools across NSW and the ACT.

“We are excited to be visiting schools again, to bring back the magic of a Life Education face-to-face lesson,” Peatfield said.

“Although our Life Education online program has been very popular, children have been missing seeing Healthy Harold in person and 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 school to ensure that we can have the greatest impact on young people’s health outcomes,” he added.

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.

“However, I can confirm that the star of the show, Healthy Harold will most certainly be in attendance,” he said.

Press release, Jun 16
Kat Boehringer, Life Education NSW