Upper Schoolers Learn From COVID-19 Frontline Workers and Survivors
The Upper School Saints 4 Life (S4L) Health and Wellness Team presented the first S4L module of the year on, The COVID Experience. This topic was selected and produced by the Upper School Health and Wellness Advisory Board, a student volunteer group who take an active stand in representing and supporting student well-being in the Upper School. The students decided that since the main thing affecting all of our well-being right now is the current global pandemic, that a topic devoted to the COVID experience would be important. In their spare time, they interviewed four frontline workers, two of whom had been very sick with the novel Coronavirus. The recorded interviews were shown in Advisories, followed by meaningful group discussion. The students appreciated being given the time to acknowledge how hard it has been to have everyone’s lives turned upside down by COVID-19. Additionally, hearing from frontline workers and survivors, one who is an alumna close to their age, underscored the message that we are still not in control of this virus, and that following safety measures is crucial for the health of the entire community. Started in 2018, Saints 4 Life helps fulfill the School’s Mission by helping Upper School students gain competencies in important areas of life beyond academics: Health & Wellness, Diversity & Inclusion, Local & Global Citizenship and Leadership & Empowerment.