Thursday, 16 November 2017

(Food) Science Week : We are the World - We are the Children

Tuesday 14th November was an exceptional day; a day to remember!
I was invited to go to the secondary school of one of my boys where I had (the honour and) the chance to talk and interact with year 1 boys on diet, nutrition, Science and " How to Live Well? ".

This activity was part of the Science Week where thousands of unique workshops, talks, tutorials etc take place all around Ireland.

At St Munchins College, boys were interactive, inquisitive and happy! Talking to them, teaching them about Diet and Food Pyramids (and some endemic mistakes there...) was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my teaching career so far.

We compared Med diet and Irish food pyramids, we talked about Science, Health and Diet and so many other things that affect our Lives in a positive or a negative way. We discussed about exercise, happiness, love, addictions.
But above all, we had FUN! 

Boys were buzzing non-stop and though this collaborative experience, we all learned some useful things.
From now on, it is up to us to start implementing them.
By making small changes in the way we eat and live, we can improve our Lives.
By thinking (Food) Science when we choose and prepare our food, our life quality can be improved and then we can more easily reach further out like the song suggests...

A special "Thank you" to all the Teachers and the Boys in St Munchins for this beautiful day!

(from a Dad)

We Are The World

There comes a time when we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all
We can't go on pretending day by day
That someone, somehow will soon make a change
We are all a part of God's great big family
And the truth, you know
Love is all we need
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me
Send them your heart so they'll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stones to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand
We are the world, we are the children

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