One of East English’s Project Base Learning (PBL) initiatives was a student driven health fair this month.
Cooperative Education teacher Germaine Clinkscale along with other teachers, including Junita Moton, Robin Barker, Lauaren West-Morton, and Katrina Rimmer worked feverishly with students in organizing and facilitating the all-morning health fair.
Invited students visited booths where professionals provided valuable information and resources on various topics including CPR training, stress relief art doodling, cyberbullying, meditation, mental health issues and nutrition.
Assistant Principal Evege James and Clinkscale met with the team of teachers who brought their expertise of creating business plans and managing programs to their students.
Moton taught her students how to market their business ideas, which was helpful when soliciting the services of health professionals.
“It is important to know about good health, because we all need to know how to stay healthy,” Clinkscale said.
Student organizers designed flyers, posters, banners, and business cards. They transformed the Commons area, which is used primarily during lunch hours, into a health arena with stations.
Students visited each station for approximately 20 minutes, where health professionals conducted mini training sessions, taught students to take their vitals, including their blood pressure, demonstrated CPR training, and discussed health careers.
“I learned how cyberbullying can really affect someone’s life,” said senior Osheonia Robinson. “It was a good idea for students to lead the health fair.”