Life Education Wessex (LEW) is a specialist charity provider of high quality Health and Drug Prevention Education to almost 52,000 children in Devon, Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset, helping to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to lead healthier and happier lives.
“Education for children at an early age is vital to help them adopt the right healthy habits”
(Professor Lord Robert Winston)
We are an independent and self-supporting charity working in partnership with schools, parents and the wider community to help children between the ages of 3 and 13 develop the ability to make positive, informed choices about their health, and reduce the risk of drug misuse.
We teach them about diet, exercise and how drugs can affect the way the body works. In addition, we help them to develop the skills to manage their feelings and the risks they may encounter so that they can take responsibility for their own lives.
LEW is a recognised Delivery Partner of the UKs leading health and drug education programme – Coram Life Education.
To many of the schools we visit, we are affectionately known as ‘The LifeBus’ with Harold the giraffe!
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