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St. Mary Students Take Part in Health Awareness Workshop

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Presenters Sheryl Sasseville and Ashley Laperriere showed students (from left to right) Katherine Brown (grade 1), Boston Moore (grade 1) and Zoe Duhaime (grade 2) the importance of correct teeth cleaning, and proper hand washing at the Health Awareness workshop.

November 14, 2010 - Students at St. Mary Catholic Elementary School had the opportunity to attend a Health Awareness Workshop on Friday, November 12, 2010. With flu season here, Gen Waszczylo, Principal of the school felt that it was important for her students to be reminded of healthy hygiene practices. “We want to instill in the students proper hygiene habits and are very fortunate to have established community partnerships with experts in this field, willing to share with us their knowledge.” Waszczylo said. Ashley Laperriere, a Public Health Inspector with the Sudbury and District Health Unit spoke to the students about avoiding germs as well as the importance of proper handwashing. As well, Sheryl Sasseville, owner of Sudbury Dental Hygiene demonstrated the technique for correct tooth brushing. At the end of the presentation, all of the students receive a “goodie bag” of personal hygiene products promoting all that they had learned from the two demonstrations.

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