The LEADSmart Education Program is an initiative of the Living with Lead Alliance, in 2010 the program was introduced into all Mount Isa Day Care Centres, Kindergartens, Primary and Secondary Schools. The LEADSmart Education Program aims to educate Mount Isa teachers, parents, and students/children about the facts on lead, how to reduce the risk of elevated blood lead levels and promote the Living with Lead Alliance key messages: Wet Wipe, Wash and Eat Well.
To be a part of the LEADSmart Education Program all facilities must meet the criteria set by the Living with lead Alliance and initiate a policy on living safely with lead within their school, day care centre & kindergarten. The LEADSmart Education Program recognises the efforts of local education facilities in providing information and education to teachers, parents, students/children and visitors regarding living safely with lead by incorporating lead awareness and education into their policy, curriculum and practices.
100% of Mount Isa schools, kindergartens and day care centres are now part of the Alliance’s LEADSmart Education Program.