The third week of March has been one of warm weather, cold weather, rain and sun. Body Walk travels no matter the weather. There is health news to be shared, and Body Walk is ready to share it.
Rocky Creek Elementary in George County has a great gym, wonderfully suited to the Body Walk. Body Walk is adaptable to all sorts of spaces as long as those spaces are wide, long, and tall enough. This gym had room to spare. An old wooden gym with a soaring ceiling, set up went very well inside such a grand location. Kimberly Smith, 3rd grade teacher and school coordinator for Body Walk did an excellent job securing volunteers. Everyone worked hard and in just over an hour, the exhibit was unloaded, set up, and ready to go.
Friday morning, MS Gulf Coast Community College nursing students arrived early to take their places in each station. They did a fantastic job from greeting each group, to presenting the material in a lively manner. At the end of the day, they helped with the take down. They were a fine group of volunteers.
MGCCC Nursing Students
Melissa Scott, FNP, and Mike Steede, County Director, both helped the two days go smoothly. Months ago, Melissa booked Body Walk for George county, and she then worked with Kimberly to make sure all the needed people were in place. The day of the event, the recipients of all this hard work were of course the students. Kindergarten through fifth grade toured the Body Walk. They loved it. I can always tell a Disney fan because a student thinks the brain station looks like Shrek, instead of just a big head.
Protect your brain!
The kids loved the teeth, the giant toothbrushes, the model of a clogged vs. clear artery and the colorful bones. Listening to all their correct answers in the pathway of life, it was obvious they got a lot out of the exhibit.
A heart needs clear arteries, not clogged.
George County was a lovely county to visit and as always, it was a treat to meet so many wonderful people. Where will Body Walk show up next?