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Welcome to Life Education Centre Nottinghamshire.

We are a specialist charity provider of high quality health, well-being and drug prevention education working with primary schools across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Our aim is to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make choices that will help them to live healthier, happier lives.

We are a delivery partner of Coram Life Education, the UK’s leading health and drug education organisation. Bringing health and well-being learning to life, we’ve been delivering health and drug education programmes in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire for over 20 years, and to over 300 schools. Our regularly updated programmes have been created by child development experts to be stimuli-rich and interactive, and through puppetry, role play, and film clips we capture children’s imaginations and develop critical thinking and risk management skills.

“I always recommend visits from the Life Education Van to friends from other schools”.
(Maun Infant and Nursery School)
“Allowed those who weren’t so confident and informed to learn from the other children, as well as the teacher,
through discussion and questioning.”
(Holy Trinity Catholic Academy)

Our core programmes for children. (Download Programme Overview)
Our programmes are delivered using a specifically designed mobile classroom, equipped with interactive educational resources that support children’s learning. Our highly trained educators provide children with stimulating and exciting sessions encouraging children to make healthy choices by:

  • educating them about the effects and risks associated with the use of all drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, and promoting the benefits of a balanced diet and exercise
  • using trained educational practitioners and proven methods of delivery
  • supporting other school work by integrating Coram Life Education resources within existing PSHE and Citizenship programmes
  • being evidence-based – taking account of ‘what works’ in education
  • using positive teaching techniques (download Positive Teaching Techniques doc)

The sessions link with the National Curriculum so that the work can be integrated and continued through a school’s PSHE programme of study.

Additional Programmes for children. (bCyberwise KS2. Drug Education KS3. Time for Change KS2.)
In addition to the mobile classroom sessions we also run school based sessions; internet safety workshops for KS2, and drug education workshops for KS3.

For more information about our work visit our schools page.

Engaging Parents and Carers.
Whenever we visit a school we offer a session for parents, carers, and grandparents in the mobile classroom to discuss what their children are learning with Life Education

We also offer a variety of four to eight week courses for parents/carers and their children (Family SEAL Primary and Transition) and courses just for parents/carers and grandparents focusing on Parenting skills, covering issues such as behaviour management, health and well being, and managing stress.

For more information about what we offer Families please visit our Parents page

Workshops for school based Staff.
“Behaviour and Safety Workshops” are a set of three inset programmes focusing on issues such as increasing good behaviour, reducing conflict and tackling bullying in schools. These sessions have proved particularly popular with Lunchtime Supervisors and Teaching Assistants. The sessions take place on your school site, last about 90 minutes and can take place at a time to suit your school.

 

“Parents were very impressed, and appreciated the Parents
sessions, very positive feedback from all staff and children.
LEC is a very valuable resource in our teaching
of PSHE and Drugs Education.”
(Leen Mills Primary)