Old Brookville, NY - April 25, 2016 - In conjunction with The Green Vale School’s Annual Blood Drive, the New York Blood Center visited the school’s fifth grade to discuss the importance of donating blood. The Blood Center’s “Little Doctors” program sends a representative to the school to give students information on how blood drives work and who is eligible to donate. This opportunity also affords the students to make an academic connection back to their science coursework.
"Little Doctors" program in conjunction with the NY Blood Center at the Green Vale School.
“The kids really enjoyed the speaker,” Science Teacher Aisha Daley said. “This was a great introduction as we move towards talking about the circulatory system in science.”
“The presentation reinforced the fifth grade science curriculum on the circulatory system as well as helping the students to understand the life-saving importance of donating blood,” Technology Teacher Julie Rooney said. Mrs. Rooney and Aimee Adamo, a nurse and Green Vale parent, organized this year’s blood drive on campus, which collected 46 pints of blood.
The Green Vale School, located in Old Brookville, Long Island, is an independent school specializing in Early Childhood through Middle School situated on a 40-acre campus on the doorstep of New York City. Green Vale has been providing students with an uncommon core of academic excellence and character development since 1923 – inspiring students to excel, to lead and to care.