Representatives from Suncoast Community Health explained the importance of healthy food choices. Students guessed how much sugar is present in popular American drinks, and the negative consequences that can have on health.
In this activity, students learn about stained glass while creating art resembling beautiful windows. They had a great time tearing and molding paper to glue onto their masterpiece! Click for more photos:
Students has a wonderful experience interacting with fireman while learning about their role and duties in the community. Fireman gave a first class tour of the truck while explaining the uses for various tools and instruments. Students also had a wear demonstration, and held pieces of gear worn when going into burning buildings. On behalf of everyone at BSAC, we would like to thank the Hillsborough County Fire Department for their time and patience! Click for more photos.
Students share what they're most thankful for by making gratitude turkeys! We love this exercise because students engage with their peers, share stories, and remember things that make them happy. Plus, they bring home the cutest paper turkeys to hang on the fridge for Thanksgiving. Click for more photos.
After-school students in the BSAC Community Club are making an impact by running a food drive for E.C.H.O. of Brandon, an organization striving to end hunger in southeastern Hillsborough County. The food drive will run from October 25th – November 16th for After-School All-Stars, and November 5th – November 16th for students in B.A.S.E. Students will bring all collected goods to E.C.H.O. on November 28th before taking a tour of the organization to learn more about their positive impact on those in need. The grade that collects the most donations before the deadline at each after-school location will enjoy an ice cream party! Please bring nonperishable food items, we suggest the following: Canned Vegetables Instant Potatoes Canned Beans Canned Meats / Fish Canned / Evaporated Milk Condiments Peanut Butter Toothpaste & Toothbrush Diapers Wipes Baby Formula Bottled Water Hygiene Items Jelly Macaroni / Pasta Written By: Carli Walko - BSAC Marketing Director
Every year, fire safety is taught in schools across the state of Florida. BSAC’s after-school students have had the special opportunity to reinforce fire safety education through visits from the Hillsborough County Fire Department. Providing children with a visual, hands on experience not only reinstates the importance of fire precautions, but also gives students an insight on what it’s like to be a firefighter in the Brandon community. “The students are just little sponges,” said Scott Vittoe, Hillsborough County Fire Department Caption. “Every question is really just a story about this one time. They all want to share and they’re all so excited to see what we do. They take as much as we can give them, it’s awesome.” After a wear demonstration, students at Stowers Elementary were able to hold pieces of fireman gear including a helmet, gas mask, tank, boots, and gloves while learning about their uses. “My favorite part was when I got to pick up the tank and walkie,” said Damion, 3rd grade. “It was cool pretending I was a firefighter talking into the walkie.” Students also had an up-close and personal tour of a working firetruck. As the fireman moved around the truck, little hands shot up at each opportunity, yearning for additional information. These opportunities not only inform young children, but also foster the next generation of firefighters. “I’ll always remember to stop drop and roll,” said Karoline, 5th grade. “The helmet was heavier than I thought it would be, and I learned that they have saws that can break through cars to get people trapped in there out.” Lithia Springs Elementary will be the next lucky after-school site to have a surprise visit from the fire department. Be on the lookout for photos on our website under “student activities” for your child’s location. On behalf of everyone at BSAC, we would like to thank the Hillsborough County Fire Department for their continuous involvement in educating our after-school students. Written By: Carli Walko - BSAC Marketing Director