The Hear Our Heart Ear Bus and medical students from Sydney University’s School of Rural Health have paid a visit to local schools this week.
Twenty students spent three days with the Ear Bus while it was based at Dubbo North Public School and Orana Heights Public School.
The idea was to give the students a chance to learn how the project works and assist with the education.
As an additional incentive for the children, the Ear Bus brought puppets to help with the education as well as some life-size costumes.
Dubbo North principal Toby Morgan said he was impressed how well all of the students had embraced the lessons and messages.
“The Sydney Uni students and Hear Our Heart are here doing puppet shows to the school about good ear health, the importance of blowing your nose properly every day, the benefits of school and the impact it can have on your learning,” he said.
“Anything where we can work with local organisations to benefit our students is a good thing and we are happy to be part of it.”
“Our students may not always access all of the agencies they should so we do what we can to fill in the blanks so all our students can hear and learn more at school, and hopefully lead better lives.”