Nearly 130 second and third grade students at Sward Elementary got a healthy dose of information at their annual health fair. Eighth grade students from OLHMS set up shop in the Sward gym, playing games, running experiments and teaching their peers vital information.
“It’s a lot of fun, because there are games and things but at the end of the day we are teaching the younger students important things they will need to know and do when they are older,” Tori, 8th Grader.
Eighth graders worked in teams to create their own curriculum to present to the younger students. Sward students made their way through exhibits getting stamps on their Health Fair Passports. Demonstrations, games, and activities made the lessons from hand washing to seat belt safety interactive and fun for the young learners. Kathleen Hamilton, the Eighth Grade Health Teacher, love the interaction that comes from putting on the event.
“Our 8th graders are talented in so many ways, including teaching! Their mini-lessons they create for the Health Fair bring a personal connection meant for the 2nd & 3rd graders’ understanding. It’s always been an enjoyable afternoon,” she said.