Esperance Primary School takes gold

Esperance Primary School was among the first in the state to receive a gold award for completing an initiative aiming to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.

Changing Health Acting Together, an initiative developed and funded by School Drug Education and Road Aware, integrates road safety, alcohol and other drugs education into the classroom and school practices.

The awards on September 21 were attended by Health Minister Roger Cook, who said he commended schools for their hard work.

“Road safety and alcohol and other drugs education is fundamental to building resilience in children and young people,” he said.

Changing Health Acting Together’s coordinator Mick Jackson-Pierce said the initiative’s benefits extended far beyond the classroom.