On Friday, students at Greenbrier High School put on a health fair for their counterparts at Greenbrier Elementary School.
Pupils at Greenbrier Elementary get a lesson in infant CPR during a health demonstration put on by students from Greenbrier High School,
Photo by Melissa Hall
Instructors Debbie Seymour and Rhonda Dunn organized the event with 38 health occupation and family and consumer science students from the high school participating.
Stations set up at the elementary school included Germs Make Me Sick; My Heart Ticks; Infant CPR and Choking Child; Bandaging Station; X-ray Station; ; Protect Yourself From Germs; Disability Simulation; Seat Belt Safety; 911 Simulation; You Are What You Eat; Fast Food Nightmare; Food Safety; and Bus Safety.
For Ms. Seymour's family and consumer science students, the event was a chapter service project for the Family, Community and Career Leaders of America Club. And, for health occupation students it was a way to practice their teaching skills.
Dressed up as a witch, family and consumer science student Danielle Welton held up a fish that was caught by a student in a game of "go fish."
"Is this safe," she said, holding up a fish which had a photo of unwrapped food on it. In unison, the pupils answered "no."
The paper fish had pictures of halloween costumes and thing to show the pupils what was safe and what wasn't to wear on Halloween.
At the Infant CPR station, health occupation students Jennifer Bledsoe and Jennifer Bartlett showed pupils how to administer infant CPR and what to do if a child is choking. Child development students Shannon Dent and Kalahna Frails were at the Disability Simulation station.
"Most eye diseases are actually caused by diabetes," Shannon learned. "My mother is a diabetic, so I'm going to tell her to be careful."
The two girls were taking pupils outside to let them ride in a wheelchair, "to show them how hard it is for disabled kids to get around in a wheelchair," Kalahna said.
The two classes will soon take their show back to Greenbrier High and Middle school where they will address such topics as driving safety; drinking and driving; and seat belt awareness, to name a few. Ms. Seymour said driving safety is a very pertinent topic at the high school which lost two students last year to traffic accidents, one which was a member of the FCCLA Club.
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