Last week our school was privileged to have the Life Education Van visit our school.
Each class was able to enter the van and participate in a one hour lesson about different life skills.
The 5/6’s learnt about decision making and consequences. We also learnt that we need to be well informed and educated before we are able to make informed decisions.
We learnt about Drug education, where we had to classify legal and illegal drugs. This was certainly an eye opener, because we learnt about energy drinks and the amount of caffeine in them. Some drugs fell in the legal medical field, even though they are normally illegal. One example of this was medical and illegal marijuana. Foods which contain caffeine, also included chocolate and coffee. We learnt about alcohol, which is legal to people over 18 years of age and the effects that it has on the body.
We discussed just what effects cigarettes and alcohol have on the body and exactly which parts of the body are affected.
At the end of the session we got to meet Harold, the mascot for Life ed. He was really cute!!