For my fourth site visit I had the pleasure of going to Children’s Aide Society of Brant in mid-February…an entertaining and satisfying experience in a province socked in with more winter than I can ever recall. Despite snow drifts and cold temperatures I enjoyed myself in the middle of a wonderful team of people and I was easily able to shut out the winter as I watched the Healthy Together Program for the 7 to 12 age group.
A few highlights I thought I would share with others…
- The program was run out of the home economics room of a local high school…a wonderful venue for this age group. There were four fully stocked cooking centers along with tables, chairs and space for education. The gym was a short walk away and provided the activity space.
- The group concluded with a rousing round of BINGO using Healthy Together words and prizes of games being offered to the first two lucky winners. One lucky person won a bag of grated cheese as it was a leftover food item! A great way to provide a family connection activity for home and an opportunity to wrap up and integrate the learning in a fun way. This can provide a time to have an informal discussion about the words as they relate to the session. The games were bought as part of program supplies.
Next stop…Yellowknife for March 4 & 5th!