ELMA, NY - For seventh and eighth graders at Annunciation School, the new school year means fresh learning materials, a remodeled classroom, and a new style of teaching.
The school's new Center for Health Science will help kids learn by doing.
Teacher Leslie Zielinski will trade traditional textbook lessons for field trips, regular lectures from guest speakers, lab work, and computer lessons.
They'll also become certified in CPR and first aid.
The school is tapping into the resources from a growing medical community in Western New York.
"We're just trying to maybe peak their interest in healthcare, and maybe they'll decide in high school. Maybe they'll take a couple of extra science classes. Then maybe in college they can find a career," said Zielinski, who has been teaching for 20 years. Before that she worked in a clinical lab for more than a decade.
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