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Lyman Hall Elementary students have fun with health and safety
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Steven Bowman of the Red Cross of Northeast Georgia visits Lyman Hall Elementary on Monday in Gainesville for an interactive presentation teaching students about water safety and hygiene.
Students at Lyman Hall Elementary School in Gainesville learned about health and swimming safety Monday, thanks to a program from the Red Cross of Northeast Georgia.

Members of the University of Georgia Red Cross Club teamed with the local chapter to give a presentation to students about proper hygiene and handwashing. Katerina Saker, Lainie Hyman, Steven Bowman and Nikhil Gangasani reminded students about thorough handwashing to prevent the spread of germs during the flu and strep throat season.

They also showed students a video about proper swimming safety and gave students tips, such as swimming with a buddy, near a lifeguard, in shallow water and with a life vest.

“The presentations are aimed at young kids and called ‘Whale Tales & Scrubby Bears,’” said Alexa Jenkins with the Red Cross. “These are fun, interactive ways for students to learn about water safety and hygiene.”

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