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OVX Event 2021

OVX Event 2021
Posted on 06/14/2021
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After several ways of correspondence and meeting via zoom, the BFUHS Our Voices Exposed (OVX) group was able to meet in person with their “4th grade buddies” at CES on their back playground!

This year the OVX students recognized the importance of healthy relationships for prevention and how difficult it was to create meaningful relationships for some during the unprecedented nature of isolation during a school year with Covid-19 restrictions.  As a result, they decided to foster a relationship with Ms. Kamel’s 4th grade class and spend some time being role models and talking about the dangers of e-cigarette use or “vaping.”  Their 4th grade buddies were eager to learn more about keeping their bodies safe and how vaping is actually an aerosol full of chemicals, including the addictive chemical nicotine.  They participated in kahoots, zoom meetings and google forms and finally, after meeting only remotely the two groups were able to come together in a culminating event on the back playground at CES!  

The students jumped-rope and raced to demonstrate the importance of elevating your heart rate in a fun manner to keep your heart strong, something that vaping impedes.  They wrote messages of healthy activities for all of their peers at CES along the entire track, such as “be kind, swim, ride your bike, eat healthy, get outside, have fun” and drew beautiful photos of all their favorite activities.  Mostly, they had a chance to “hang out” with their new friends from BFUHS and talk with them about moving on to BFMS.

Mrs. Waryas, the OVX advisor, would like to thank Mrs. Kamel for adjusting her schedule to allow this collaboration to happen.  Both groups enjoyed it and learned a lot about themselves also.  The high school students were surprised with how energetic 4th graders are!  

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