Teddy Bear Hospital Workshop
In our current learning experience we are finding out about what it means to be healthy, including hygiene, exercise and healthy eating.
Yesterday Puffins and Penguins classes welcomed a group of final year medical students who are based in Torbay Hospital.
We rotated around different activity stations which were :
- Doctor’s bag - What does a doctor carry in their bag? What does each item do?
- Hand washing - Why do we wash our hands? When do we wash our hands? We learnt and practised the correct hand washing technique.
- Heart - Where is our heart? What size is our heart? What does the heart do? We used a stethoscope to listen to a friend’s heart.
- Healthy eating - We sorted foods into healthy/unhealthy groups.
- Teddy Bear Hospital - Children brought in their own teddy bears from home. The doctors then wrote ‘paw-scriptions’ for the ill toys, prescribing healthy eating, exercise, cuddles, etc. The doctors put plasters or bandages on our injured bears.
The activities linked to our school value of Responsibility. We are responsible for making healthy food choices. We are responsible for washing our own hands before we eat and after we visit the bathroom.
The team also talked about job roles within the hospital environment - I think we might have lots of future radiographers, nurses and doctors on our hands!
We had such a fantastic and inspiring experience. Parents might have to stock up on plasters and bandages at home as I’m sure they might find lots of teddies (and family members!) now need caring for!