On Friday, April 8, Madame Parker’s French Immersion kindergarten class from St. Michael’s school toured the Pincher Creek Community Health Centre. 17 students and their 7 adult helpers were taken through the hospital and clinic, led by Nurse Trudy Bennett. The class’s teacher Madame Jennifer Parker talked about how grateful she is to live and teach in a small town, where it’s possible to walk on field trips like this. Next Friday, April 15, the English speaking kindergarten class will be taking their own tour of the Health Centre.
Dr. Gavin Parker is also Madame Parker's husband. Their son Sebastian is a student in the French immersion kindergarten class. He said he was having a lot of fun with the field trip. “It’s a neat idea. We’ve often brought students to the hospital. It’s kind of a neat way to demystify the healthcare experience for kids, and teach them that it’s not that scary.”
|Nurse Trudy Bennet answering questions|
|X-Ray Tech Alana Plaza|
Following this, Nurse Bennett showed off the new renovations to the emergency room.
|Physiotherapist Alec Chisholm|
|Nurse Brandi Starzyk (upper right) and teacher Madame Parker (upper left) with the students|
|Dr. Parker demonstrates the ultrasound machine|