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Introducing the new Healthy Harold blended in-classroom program

Blended In-Classroom Experience 

It’s been a tough year for schools and teachers, with COVID-19 presenting big challenges for those of us dedicated to creating meaningful learning experiences. Like you, Life Education Victoria has been busy adapting our programs to the new environment.

That’s why Healthy Harold is packing his suitcase, stepping out of the van and coming to your classroom, in our new blended in-classroom model.

The new in-classroom blended learning program adds extra value as we have the opportunity to embed our key social impact messages over a longer time frame to enable real behavioural change.

The program now includes multiple touch points through a whole community approach. 

This includes

  • Virtual Check In
  • Online Modules
  • Challenge Participation
  • Webinars for Parents - Pre-recorded and Live and Chat

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What's New in 2021?

'Talk About It' - Sexual Health
Level 5 & 6 only*

The demand for Sexual Health Education in schools is growing.

We want to provide your school the opportunity to give your students the best chance to explore the crucial changes and development they will undergo.

The Australian national curriculum acknowledges the need to include topics such as the physical, emotional and social changes during puberty, and the idea that 'our bodies are our own'.

Through our Talk About It Program, we provide a safe and comfortable learning environment for students to openly talk about these important areas.

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In-Classroom delivery only*

Healthy Harold Heroes 
A pioneering innovative student agency program

This is a deep engagement 12 week program (1 hour per week) where students learn how to research, develop and implement a campaign for their school based around a health and wellbeing issue relevant to their school community.

The students develop a challenge-based campaign for their peers and school community with a focus on student driven change.

This program is designed to

  • Amplify Students Voice
  • Amplify Learner Agency 
  • Build Teacher Capacity

Find out more about this schools partnership program here

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In-Classroom delivery only*

Early Year Programs
Tailored to help deliver the Early Years Learning Framework

Healthy Harold supports learning and development of Preschoolers for a safe and healthy lifestyle through the opportunity to engage in play-based, experiential and interactive experiences. 

We have developed Little Life Smart Kids using a series of 3 play-based incursions relating to health, safety and building relationships. This program is aligned to the Early Years Learning Framework Outcomes. 

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In-Classroom delivery only*

Our Core Primary Programs

Blended in-classroom or Mobile Learning Classroom

My Body Matters
Foundation 

Harold and his friends want to look their best for photo day at school, but discover that things don’t always go to plan. This module focuses on things children can do to keep themselves healthy including:

  • The importance of personal hygiene
  • Choosing foods for a healthy balanced diet
  • Benefits of physical activity and sleep
  • Ways to keep safe at home, school and in the community

This module focuses on students’ ability to recognise the importance of taking care of their bodies and supports them to manage unsafe behaviours at home, school and in the community.

Knowledge gained from this module includes:

  • Identifying personal responsibility for a safe and healthy lifestyle;
  • Understanding what a healthy body needs;
  • The benefits of physical exercise;
  • The foods needed for a healthy, balanced diet; and
  • Learning safe and unsafe behaviours, situations and environments.

Harold's Friend Ship
Foundation/Year 1

After building a model spaceship at school, Harold and his friends Boots and Red, venture into an imaginary world in outer space. As the adventure unfolds children explore:

  • how to build friendships and care for others
  • feelings and emotions
  • how nutrition and physical activity affects how we think and feel
  • safe and unsafe situations and early warning signs
  • safe places and people to turn to for help

In this module, students will learn to recognise the importance of relationships and will gain skills to seek help in a variety of situations and will also practice strategies to manage their feelings and emotions.

Outcomes include:

  • Identifying behaviours that establish and maintain positive relationships;
  • Understand different feelings and emotions experienced in various situations;
  • Understand how nutrition and physical activity affects our behaviour and feelings;
  • Identify people and places that keep them safe; and
  • Differentiate between safe and unsafe situations, behaviours and environments.

Ready, Steady, Go!
Year 1

Harold and his friends are ready for their big race at the school athletics carnival, or are they? When one member of their relay team doesn’t show up, what will they do? This fun, engaging narrative provides opportunities to discover:

  • benefits of physical activity
  • safety strategies in different environments
  • how our body reacts in new situations
  • what our body needs to be healthy including a nutritious diet, water and sleep

This module examines the many dimensions of health including feelings and emotions, safe and unsafe situations and behaviours that promote nutrition and wellbeing.

Knowledge gains include:

  • Identify different emotions and feelings that may be experienced in a variety of situations;
  • Understanding the benefits of physical activity;
  • Learn behaviours that enhance wellbeing; and
  • Identify safe and unsafe behaviours, situations and environments.

Safety Rules
Year 1 / Year 2

Harold and his friends have gone camping, but when someone gets injured on a hiking expedition, how will they look after each other and make it back to camp? This module helps children to problem solve and focuses on:

  • recognising safe and unsafe environments
  • how to care for others
  • how good nutrition and physical activity contribute to social and emotional health
  • behaviours that maintain friendships
  • places and people who we can go to for help

This module educates children about positive relationships, how to seek help, nutrition and how to protect themselves in unsafe environments.

Key focus areas are:

  • Identifying the characteristics of positive relationships and healthy ways in which people show concern and care;
  • Strategies to seek help in a variety of situations;
  • Identifying safe and unsafe behaviours, situations and environments; and
  • Understanding how nutrition and physical exercise contribute to emotional and social health.

Growing Good Friends
Year 2

Harold battles to figure out what to give his grandma for her birthday, until his friends Boots and Red, step in and offer some good ideas. This animated story takes us to familiar surroundings where students can:

  • explore what health messages mean
  • identify safety signs
  • recognise how physical activity and nutrition contribute to a healthy lifestyle
  • explore how positive relationships benefit our health and wellbeing

This module highlights the role that positive relationships plays in their health and wellbeing.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Identifying ways in which people show care and concern;
  • The role that positive relationships with friendships and support networks play in health and wellbeing;
  • Identifying actions that contribute to a healthy lifestyle; and
  • Managing safe and unsafe situations including second-hand smoke, unsafe things to touch and sun and road safety.

All Systems Go
Years 2 - 4

Inside a futuristic machine ‘The Venture’, the Captain and his crew take the class on a tour of the human body. Travelling through the blood, the class explores and discovers how magnificent the human body really is. They learn the functions of various body parts and the actions required to keep these systems working well as well as:

  • factors that influence the function of body systems such as exercise and drugs
  • exploring ways to manage peer pressure
  • the effects of second hand smoke
  • the function of vital organs (heart, lungs, brain, kidneys)
  • healthy food choices

Focusing on how positive lifestyle choices help to maintain internal body systems, students identify and practice strategies to resist pressure from others to maintain personal safety.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Recognising that food, water and oxygen can promote health and wellbeing;
  • Identifying factors that influence health;
  • Understanding how internal body systems are interrelated and affect health and wellbeing;
  • Understand how medications affect the body and safe behaviours for use; and
  • Identifying second-hand smoke and a health risk.

bCyberwise
Years 3 - 5

This module focuses on cybersafety, cyber ethics and building positive relationships with friends online and offline. The students explore a range of issues such as password security, risks of sharing personal information, how to communicate respectfully both online and offline, and strategies to handle bullying including cyberbullying as well as:

  • responsible and respectful behaviour when using communication technology
  • skills for building positive relationships with friends
  • keeping personal information safe online
  • strategies to deal with bullying and cyberbullying
  • exploring the role of bystanders

bCyberwise teaches strategies and skills to combat cyberbullying. In this module, students learn that safe, responsible and respectful behaviour is necessary when interacting with others online as well as face-to-face.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Describing the characteristics of positive interpersonal relationships;
  • Describing safe and respectful behaviours when using technology;
  • Identifying responsible and self-protective assertive techniques to combat bullying; and
  • Strategies to keep personal information safe online.

Mind Your Medicine 
Years 3 -4

Using a friendly game show format Mind Your Medicine develops students’ understanding of medicines and their safe use; positive communication; strategies for managing conflict, stress, and bullying; and explores how feelings influence the choices that we make as well as:

  • factors that influence someone’s sense of self-worth
  • techniques for effective communication
  • identifying the impact of different factors on health and wellbeing
  • strategies for managing stressful situations
  • medicines as drugs and the consequences of their misuse

This module focuses on the safe use of medicines as well as assertive communication and positive self-image.

Key knowledge areas include:

  • Identifying factors that influence how people defines or values themselves;
  • Understanding the role of effective communication in maintaining positive relationships;
  • Identifying factors that affect physical, social and emotional wellbeing;
  • Examining medicines as drugs and the consequences of their misuse;
  • Identifying people, products and services that advise, educate and inform people about medications.

Think Twice
Years 5 - 6

Using distinctive animated and vox-pop videos, this module tackles the topic of drinking alcohol in an age appropriate context. Students explore concepts such as the effect that alcohol has on body systems, myths and facts about alcohol, laws relating to its sale and reasons why people choose not to consume alcohol as well as:

  • myths and facts surrounding the use of alcohol
  • strategies for responding to encouragement or pressure to drink
  • physical, social & legal consequences of alcohol use
  • strategies to reduce harmful effects of alcohol on self and others

This module identifies and develops personal strategies to reduce alcohol-related harm and builds understanding of students’ responsibility for personal and community health.

Knowledge gained includes:

  • Understanding of alcohol as a legal drug, which can affect all body systems;
  • Identifying services that advise, educate and inform people of alcohol facts;
  • Examining the harmful effects that alcohol can have on the community; and
  • Descriptions of the laws governing the advertising, sale and use of alcohol products.

On The Case
Years 5 - 6

Join Mac McHardy, a time travelling detective and his sidekick ‘Conan’, as they gather evidence to persuade McHardy’s great, great granddaughter not to take up smoking. Set in a fantasy world of futuristic steam powered machines, students travel through time, collaborate and explore:

  • what’s in a cigarette
  • effects of smoking
  • history and laws
  • myths and facts
  • influences and pressures
  • strategies to reduce harm

By focusing on decisions related to smoking, students develop strategies to reduce harms related to smoking.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Identifying nicotine and other chemicals found in cigarettes and smoke can affect the whole body;
  • Understanding the personal, social and environmental consequences associated with tobacco smoking; and
  • Identifies the laws governing the advertising, sale and use of tobacco products.

Relate Respect Connect 
Years 5 - 6 

One of our Life Education Modules, Relate Respect Connect is a unique, contemporary learning experience that explores building positive, safe and respectful relationships.

Continuing our proud tradition of empowering children and young people to make safe and healthier choices through education, Relate Respect Connect equips students with knowledge, skills and strategies to help them develop safe and respectful relationships – face to face and online.

Decisions 
Years 5 - 6

This module offers a choice of content on legal drugs or legal and illegal drugs. Students explore the decision-making process and improve decision making skills by looking at choices, consequences, responsibility, facts, and influences as well as:

  • what is a drug and how drugs are classified
  • effects of drugs on the body
  • analysing health messages about drugs in the media
  • messages around non-use – normative data – dispelling myths
  • influences on decision-making – family, peers, media, culture, financial and legal
  • strategies and skills to be safe

By recognising their responsibility for the health and safety of themselves and others, students identify strategies to manage unsafe situations and social dilemmas.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Identifying the physical, social, financial and legal consequences of legal and illegal drug use;
  • Understanding the factors that influence their health and behaviour including the media and government and community strategies for improved health;
  • Identifying services and support networks where young people can seek help; and
  • Understanding the laws governing the advertising, sale and use of a variety of legal and illegal drugs.

Sexual Health - 'Talk About It' - 4 Program Modules

Identity
(Year 5 & 6)

  • Valuing diversity, promoting inclusivity and exploring gender stereotypes.
  • Explore the influences on personal and cultural identity
  • Investigate and reflect on valuing individual and cultural diversity.

Healthy Relationships
(Year 5 & 6)

  • Explores the components of healthy relationships, such as, respect, empathy, values, ethical decision making.
  • Develop skills to make safe decisions
  • Develop strategies for staying safe
  • Discuss factors that influence how people interact and work together

Puberty 
Year 5 & 6

  • Investigate physical, social and emotional changes associated with puberty
  • Personal care and hygiene
  • Understand strategies to feel positive about themselves
  • Identify support networks
  • Includes male and female reproductive systems (label the inside and outside body parts so students have an understanding of why the changes happen)

Reproduction
Year 6 

  • Develop an understanding of the different stages of conception.
  • Male and female reproductive system, organs functions and anatomy
  • Understand the stages of pregnancy and the fetal development

Preschool Programs

SAFETY

Harold's Summer Holiday
Let's talk about road safety, sun safety, water safety and safety around medicines.

HEALTH + WELLBEING

Harold's Healthy Play Day
Exploring the role of food and drinks, physical activity, hygiene and rest in our lives.

RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS

Harold's Thankful Heart
Teaching gratitude and thankfulness through everyday experiences.