Posted: Dec 10, 2009 10:35 AM by Sarah Rosario
Updated: Dec 10, 2009 10:35 AM
Elementary students at St Leo Seten catholic school learned about the body in a unique way today. The gym was transformed into a human body and the students got the opportunity to walk through it.
It's called a body walk. All the parts of the body are divided into 11 different stations. It starts when you enter the brain through the ear. The students are then given bookmarks designating them as food, which they remain through the tour and see it's importance to the body.
"It's to teach children at a young age the impotance of eating healthy and exercising to fight childhood obesity and have a good healthy body," said Body Walk Manager, John Alberado.
With only five minutes at each station the kids are learning hands on the whole time. They move on to the next station when the whistle blows.
By the time their done with the hour long tour each kid has their favorite. "My favorite is the heart," said nine year old, Annie Quebedeaux. Other students said their favorites were the small intestines or the brain. Regardless, all if them said they enjoyed it. Which proves learning can be fun.