Healthy Life Education Programme is an internationally recognized healthy education and drug abuse prevention programme, with the aim to raise awareness of primary school students on the benefits of healthy life style and dangers of drug abuse, in order to achieve the goals of drug abuse prevention. It started to operate in September 2000 and is implemented by Drug Abuse Prevention Division of Social Welfare Bureau. In 2016, we moved to the Healthy Life Education Centre and added localized multimedia teaching equipment.
Children aged 5-12
The programme includes Cantonese and English classes for kindergarten 3 (pre-school) and primary school students as well as Special Needs Programme.
The programme focuses on four main areas: body knowledge, food nutrition, drug education and social skills. The programme was designed, according to the need of children’s growth, to nurture gradually the students’ concept of healthy life and the correct attitude of taking drugs. When facing drug temptation, they are full of confidence to say “NO” to drugs.
It includes illuminated models, body systems, a talking brain, the giraffe “Harold” (programme mascot) that can sing, audiovisual equipment, etc. It is also equipped with Augmented Reality (AR) and Kinect teaching technology systems to bring a new experience for students.
Under educator’s guidance, students can learn happily through games, discussions, role play, etc.
We provide the Student’s Worksheets for the students and the teacher can download the Teacher’s Manual from our website.
It is an online platform. After registered as members, students can participate in related activities and to be more aware of information concerning healthy life style and drug abuse prevention.
The Healthy Life Education Centre
Rua Nova de Areia Preta, n.° 577 Edf. “The Bayview”, r/c, Macau
Telephone: 2822 5778
Fax: 2822 5780
Macao Anti-drugs Website: http://www.antidrugs.gov.mo
|Kindergarten||Harold’s Picnic||Functions of different body parts (brain, heart and lungs). Necessity of a varied diet. Safe use of medicines and self-protection.||1 Hour|
|Year 1||Air to Live||Five elements for healthy living. Functions of lungs. Communication among friends.|
|Year 2||Food for Life||Digestive system. Balanced diet and choice of snacks. Media influence. Proper use of medicines.|
|Year 3||Great to be Me||Circulatory system. Pharmacists’ role; path of medicines into the body and safe use of medicines. The importance of accepting and helping friends.||1 hour and 20 mins|
|Year 4||Body Network||Nervous system. Effects of medical / non-medical drugs and alternatives. Sources of stress and ways of handling them. Comforting a friend. Decision-making skills.|
|Year 5||Clear the Smoke||Physical, social and financial effects of smoking. Analysis of tobacco company strategies. Critical thinking. Peer pressure and refusal skills.|
|Year 6||My Choice||Effects of alcohol / psychotropic drugs. Reasons for and effects of bullying, the role of bystanders. Actions that victims of bullying can take. Challenges of peer problems.|
|The Cleanliness||The concept of body cleaning,
Protection of dental health.
|Choices of Food||Introduction of the digestive system, classification of food and selection of healthy food; How to use medicines safely.|
|Air and Health||Know about the respiratory system, the source of air pollution,
Definition and impact of passive smoking.
|The Truth About Smoking||To understand the effect of smoking on the body and develop skills for handling peer pressure|
|Emotions||To recognize different emotions and learning to deep wile them
To understand the effects of alcohol on the body
Schools that are interested in participating in the programme can contact educators of healthy life education via telephone, fax or letter to make appointment and arrangement of the class date.
Free of charge
Application via telephone or fax: reply within 1 working day starting from the following day upon receipt of application
Application by means of letter: reply within 6 working days starting from the following day upon receipt of application