Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in School Event | Posted on October 11, 2014
Earlier this week, we had a visit from Shy and Harold from the Life Ed van. The Life Ed van comes to our school every second year to teach us about how to live a healthy and happy life.
Different year levels learnt about different things. Younger children learnt about making friends, people who can help us and medicines. We learnt about alcohol and how it can harm our bodies. Shy told us some facts:
* Alcohol can affect lots of different parts of the body. It travels around the body through the blood.
* The brain keeps growing until we are 25 years old and alcohol is especially dangerous for brains that are developing.
* Long term alcohol use can result in memory loss, injury to the brain, muscle weakness and bleeding in the stomach.
We worked in small groups to complete activities, watched some short film clips and did some role plays about how we can handle tricky situations we might face as we get older.
Completing one of the activities
Completing an activity to show the body parts affected by alcohol
Just before we left, Harold came out to say hello. Harold has been helping teach children about living well since Mrs Placek and Miss Crowther were kids! He said that we were all very well behaved and he hoped that we had enjoyed the session.
We would like to thank Miss Varker for arranging the Life Ed visit, Shy for teaching us about how to live well and Harold for helping Shy.
Have you been to the Life Ed van? What did you learn?