I started working for Life Ed Qld as soon as I finished my teaching degree. When I walked into the Life Ed van it took me straight back to my childhood and wonderful memories of being taught the program when I was at school.
I’ve been an educator with Life Edfor more than five years, and I am incredibly passionate about my work. I pinch myself each day that I’m an educator who gets to provide young people with important information that will help make a difference in their lives in the short and long-term.
It is rewarding when we get feedback from schools, teachers, principals, and parents about our program. A year after visiting one school, the principal said he could not believe the positive change in the way students had been treating each other after attending my lessons. He also said parents were noticing their children being more respectful at home.
I’ve visited remote communities in Weipa and Doomadgee to deliver the Life Ed program to Indigenous and non-indigenous children. It was amazing to see how happy the students were to have our program in their school, and you could sense their excitement. The highlight was seeing how much information the students had retained from the year before. The messages about living a healthy lifestyle and the dangers of drugs and alcohol had really sunk in.