Wednesday July 9, 2014
State MP for Mulgoa Tanya Davies, visited Life Education NSW at Colyton in her electorate on Friday 27th June 2014 to view the recently renovated classrooms. Tanya was impressed with the extent of transformation the 2013 Community Building Partnership grant of $28,000 delivered.
The grant provided much needed funds to assist Life Education NSW to deliver its program to students by renovating the classrooms at the static centre at Colyton. This will provide additional aid to Life Education in teaching local children to respect their bodies, be healthy and active and to make wise choices in life through drug and alcohol education.
Life Education is a not-for-profit organisation that through the use of classrooms at Colyton, Mobile Learning Centres and its iconic mascot, Healthy Harold, delivers healthy life-style messages to children in Kindergarten to Year 6, secondary classes and parent forums throughout NSW.
Tanya tried out the new technology interactive video screen, which allows the tutor or students to interact with video programming in real time.
“I am delighted to see modern technology put to great use in assisting our younger generation to be educated on important social issues such as drug and alcohol education” Tanya Davies said.
“Financial support from Community Building Partnership grant was so important for Life Education NSW because it allowed us improve and upgrade our classrooms at Colyton, not only with new carpets but also with the latest technology, essential to ensuring all children receive the highest quality program possible” said Jay Bacik, CEO, Life Education NSW.
Life Education programs are based on the latest research and provide high quality drug, health and safety education for schools. The programs include role-paly, social skills training, correction of common myths, fast moving interactive activities using the latest multimedia technology delivered by a team of specialized educators who believe in the potential of young people to make informed decisions.
Submissions to apply for the 2014 Community Building Partnership grants are now open and will close on 18 July 2014.
“I encourage all community based organisations that are eligible to participate in the Community Building Partnership grant submissions to apply for NSW Government funding support” said Tanya Davies.
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