A heart-pumping experience for student reporters

Click to view 6abc/WPVI-TV coverage of field trip.

June 2019 … A group of Healthy NewsWorks student reporters recently had the chance to try their hands at CPR and to learn first-hand how a high-tech mannequin helps in the training of health care professionals.

The fifth graders from James Logan Elementary School in Philadelphia visited the Simulation Center at Einstein Medical Center as a reporting field trip for the James Logan Healthy News.

The visit was covered by 6abc/WPVI-TV and 3CBS Philly.

Such activities are an important part of the Healthy NewsWorks program, Executive Director Marian Uhlman said. “The kids get a real-life experience of what it’s like to be a reporter and to learn about health from experts,” she said. “We are grateful to our Einstein partners for making this possible.”

During the 2018-19 school year, Healthy NewsWorks operated in 15 schools in Philadelphia and Norristown, teaching students the basics of journalism so they could produce health-focused newspapers, books, and other media. In late May, the program celebrated the publication of its eighth book, Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2019.

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