Written on the 6 June 2017 by Kevin Conolly


Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly MP visited Life Education NSW at Colyton to view the latest state of the art mobile learning centre touch screen used to support their high quality drug, health and safety education for schools which the NSW Government's 2016 Community Building Partnership grant of $4,011 helped deliver.

Life Education's Technical Manager Allan Thomas provided a comprehensive overview of how the touchscreen works, bringing a new and modern dimension to educating students in our schools. Mr Conolly tried out the new technology interactive video screen, which allows the tutor or students to interact with video programming in real time.

"I am impressed to see modern technology put to great use in educating our young people on important issues such drugs, alcohol, personal safety and healthy lifestyles, and I am glad that our Government grant program is so useful in this way," Mr Conolly said.

Life Education is a not-for-profit organisation that through its iconic mascot, Healthy Harold, and the use of Mobile Learning Centres and of the facilities at its Colyton headquarters, delivers healthy life-style messages to children in Kindergarten to Year 6, secondary classes and parent forums throughout NSW.

"Financial support from NSW Government's Community Building Partnership grant program was so important for Life Education NSW because it allowed us improve and upgrade one of our mobile classrooms with the latest technology, essential to ensuring school children receive the highest quality program possible," said Life Education NSW CEO Kellie Sloane.

Life Education programs are based on the latest research and provide high quality drug, health and safety education for schools.  The programs include role-play, social skills training, correction of common myths, fast moving interactive activities using the latest multimedia technology delivered by a team of specialised educators who believe in the potential of young people to make informed decisions.

The Community Building Partnerships grant will help Life Education to continue this work and to expand their reach.

"I encourage all community-based incorporated organisations that are eligible to participate in the Community Building Partnership grant program to apply for NSW Government funding support when it opens for new applications later this month," said Mr Conolly. "My office can provide advice about the program."

Submissions to apply for this year's Community Building Partnership grants program will open soon. For more information, please visit:

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