Body Walk wrapped up the first half of it’s 2011-2012 traveling season at Rowan Elementary in Hattisburg MS. We saw K-5th from 4 schools, Thames, Rowan, Hollendale, and Grace Christian. The children had a great time learning to be smart from the inside out. All the schools bussed their kids to Rowan and the children did a great job waiting for their turn to start the tour. Many could not believe the size of the exhibit. One was disappointed to not be traveling inside a real body, and I assured that young man he had watched to many movies.
Felicia Groves booked Body Walk for her county. She was ably assisted by Penny Barnes, BW school coordinator for this project. Between the two of them, BW stayed on track, on time, and a lovely experience for everyone. The maintenance staff for the school helped with the set up and take down. They worked fast and we had the exhibit set up and broken down in record time.
The students started their tour in the Brain station. From there, they picked up a Food Bookmark. They stopped in the Mouth, Stomach, Small Intestine, Heart, Lung, Bone, Muscle and Skin Station. They completed their tour in the Pathway of Life where they reviewed everything they had just learned. The Third graders took a short quiz when they finished. They all did quite well.
Many kids wanted to go through again, a sure sign of a good exhibit. Sadly, one trip was the limit. This was a great BW trip, and a great way to finish the first half of the traveling year.
Light inside the brain station. Here is where all good choices begin.
Teeth stools inside the mouth station. Brushing and limiting sugar are the best ways to keep healthy teeth.
Looking into the stomach. Fill the stomach with healthy food. NO JUNK!
Inside the small intestine station. Drink water for good health. It’s a great nutrition choice.
Make Hearty Heart happy. Exercise each day!
Windy Lungs says, ‘Don’t Smoke!’
Calci M. Bone wants your bones to be strong. Choose milk and calcium rich food.
Strong muscles let you move, reach, stretch and pose. Protein builds muscles, so eat lean meat and choose to move your muscles every day.
Skin covers our whole body. Wash your hands often, and wear a hat while in the sun.
From the interactive learning the children experience in the Body Walk, a foundation is laid for good nutrition, and good health choices in the future. When a child starts a healthy habit, that habit follows them into adulthood. Healthy adults are good for Mississippi.
Happy 2012! I hope it’s a health positive year.