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Baldwin 5th graders participate in annual health fair


Fifth graders at Baldwin School got an interactive look Tuesday at what their health books have been teaching them at the school's annual health fair.

Students got the chance to wear impaired vision goggles, see what it's like to breath if they were a smoker, and even see what it would be like to live with a brain injury.

Local celebrities like Miss Illinois Megan Ervin and Quincy police officers were all on hand to help demonstrate the importance of healthy life choices to the students.

"Seeing the presenters and hearing first hand from people from the community really helps them to broaden their own knowledge, just to support not only what's in the text book, but what they are learning in class," said Melanie Schrand, Baldwin West Principal.

The health fair coincides with 5th grade science curriculum which has a heavy focus on the human body.

Quincy Medical Group helped sponsor the event.

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