Hoogekraal Primary learns all about daily hygiene
The Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) health team surprised the learners of Hoogekraal Primary School near George with an unusual health and hygiene training session on Wednesday 24 October.
The learners were confused when the team arrived, but the atmosphere soon changed when Lana Don, environmental health practitioner of the GRDM office in George, led them with a song, Hands, shoulders, knees and toes.
The highlight was when the Youth for Change drama group from Oudtshoorn performed various plays to convey messages relating to daily health and hygiene practices.
In one of the plays, the learners witnessed how "their grandmother" passed away due to poor health practices and unhealthy eating habits.
This had some of them almost in tears. The young audience was not impressed with their "grandma's" bad, unhealthy lifestyle which caused her death.
Emmy Douglas, GRDM chief of Municipal Health, thanked the school principal for warmly welcoming the team on their arrival and allowing them to educate the learners in respect of good health and hygiene habits. She extended a special word of gratitude to the drama group.
"You portrayed and conveyed the message to the learners in the best way possible," she said.
You portrayed and conveyed the message to the learners in the best way possible.
Hoogekraal Primary School, with the GRDM health team and the ‘Youth for Change’ drama group after the formal programme of the health and hygiene training.