Life Education began in Christchurch in 1988 in a static classroom and has evolved to operate three mobile classrooms with four qualified Life Education Educators.

Life Education Trust Canterbury delivers the Life Education programme as far as the Hurunui District through to the Rakaia Region, and reaches up to 20,000 children each year in 80 different primary and intermediate schools in Canterbury.

Being a health resource, Life Education takes children on a journey through five subject strands; self-esteem, food and nutrition, body knowledge, social relationships and substances. Exploring these strands helps them to understand the wonder of their own bodies, and how best to take care of them. We have been active for 30 years, which has given us a proud history in the community and helped our programmes to become respected in the education sector.

Our Trust relies mostly on fundraising activities to deliver the programme in the Canterbury Community each year. We have a number of supporters that help us who are instrumental in our service delivery including our trucking partners who move our classrooms around each school; NZ Express Transport, Hilton Haulage, PBT, Frews, Peter Fletcher Transport, Martin Bruce, Transport Rangiora, Ellesmere Transport and TMC. 

If you would like to learn more information on how you can help CLICK HERE.

If you would like to become apart of our "Harold Club" CLICK HERE.

If you are interested in becoming a Corporate Partner CLICK HERE. 

Our sponsors and supporters

A huge thank you to our local sponsors and supporters without whose generosity and support we would be unable to bring Harold and his life lessons to the children of Canterbury.

Upcoming events

Harold’s Duck Race for Life Education Canterbury is taking place on Sunday 3 November, Te Papa, Otakaro River. We have three great opportunities to be apart of this spectacular event, so get involved and help support the programme delivery in Canterbury.  Last year we raised $15,000 for the Trust and looking to increase that this year.


Harold’s School Duck Race

Register your school for FREE into this race, we’ll send you a duck to decorate and you could win proudly supported by More FM a BBQ for your next school event. Find out more here.


Harold’s Corporate Duck Race

Register your business into this great race for $200, we’ll send you a duck to decorate and represent your business. Prizes are for 1st-3rd and Best Dress Duck. Find out more here.


Harold’s Great Duck Race

Purchase a duck for $5 and you’ll ll receive a raffle number which will correspond to a duck on the day.  There is great prizes up for grabs, from a Tekapo Weekend Escape, NZ Breakers Basketball Tickets and a Christchurch Attractions Package. 

Grab your $5 Duck Raffle Ticket Here


Contact details

General enquiries:   
Fundraising Manager: Meri Wynen, 
Chairperson: Dean Percy,

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