Junior Infants Take On The HSE

junior infants hse

Over the past few weeks the Junior Infants have been taking part in all sorts of activities relating to visiting the doctor, hospital and being healthy and active for example:

  • Role play the different personnel in a hospital and various departments. Role play a visit to a doctor/hospital and learn about prescriptions and medicines etc.  This was linked to safety around medicines etc
  • Children were given the task of designing and building a new hospital for their town, including waiting rooms, emergency theatres and hospital wards
  • Children made body parts and skeletons in the Playdoh area
  • They made and wrote ‘Get Well Soon’ cards in the Literacy Area
  • Using a large floor map and mini figurines, they tracked people’s journey to and from the hospital and explored scenarios of why they needed to go to the hospital/emergency room in the first place
  • They completed simple puzzles and games with a focus of a hospital theme and many more activities

We had a visit from two Paramedics also and the children were given the opportunity to go into an ambulance and learn about lots of the equipment on board.