Northrup Elementary had the opportunity to host the "Love Your Brain Now Tour" sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and Epilepsy California. The tour began October 28, 2012 and is traveling throughout Southern California.
The “Love Your Brain Now Tour” promotes care for the brain and highlights seizures caused by epilepsy, a brain disorder, as an example of why it is so important to take care of the brain. Their message is: Everyone has a brain and anyone can have a seizure at any time, so everyone needs to be reminded to "love your brain now.”
On the Northrup campus, a large, walk-through inflatable brain was assembled. All Northrup students in Kindergarten through 8th grade had the opportunity to visit the exhibit throughout the day. Students were given a sheet to fill in to guide them as they explored the brain. Students learned about various parts of the brain, and what those parts controlled in the human body. It was an interactive scavenger hunt with a strong message.
6th grader Elijah Aquino enjoyed the activity and said that it was very informative.
"I learned that there are four parts of the brain. If you damage your senses, it will affect your brain. Before the ”Love Your Brain Now Tour” I didn't know this about the human brain."
School Nurse Kathy Leon said, "I am so thankful to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles for providing us with a wonderful learning opportunity. Every one of our students was able to learn about the importance of caring for the brain in an engaging, non-threatening way. Older students were also able to learn about epilepsy and simple first aide for seizures." She also emphasized the take home message: “You only have one brain, so you need to love your brain now!"
Photo Caption: Northrup Elementary students walk through a giant inflatable brain and learn about its functions as part of the “Love Your Brain Now Tour.”
Posted on 1/21/13