Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Big Event: Annual Student-Run Program

Neural Networks Display
This past Saturday, March 7th, The Child’s Primary School in Clairemont hosted a health and wellness fair open to the public, in conjunction with several community business partners.

At this so-called “Big Event,” an annual school-wide program, students from grades kindergarten through 8th grade showcased projects they created based on the theme “All Systems Go,” addressing various aspects of the human body. Students transformed the school classrooms into interactive environments where attendees could explore installations that demonstrated the way the body functions, from the nervous and digestive systems to the five senses.

Among the six local business partners participating in The Big Event, several showcased information and demonstrations about health problems and solutions.

CTS, a physical therapy company in Valley Center, demonstrated how a prosthetic leg is used. ThinkFirst Injury Prevention from Sharp Healthcare brought in brain models as well as spine models, activity sheets for the lower grade students, and discussed with families the important things to remember in order to prevent injuries. The SDSU Audiology Clinic distributed pamphlets on its services and discussed current research about hearing loss causes and treatments.

TCPS students agreed to donate the model ear they created to the SDSU clinic after the Big Event. Be the Match, a bone marrow donation program, provided families information on bone marrow registration and informed them of the importance of becoming a donor.

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