PHS Health Classes Participate In The Clothesline Project
Ninth grade students in Plainville High School Health Classes recently participated in the "Clothesline Project" researching and creating a "clothesline" of information and resources relative to all forms of domestic violence. The clothesline project at the high school is on display in the classroom of PHS faculty members / Health teachers Cindy Birdsall and Sarah Centore. "The students were tasked with conducting research, securing data, statistics, resources and information that they then depicted on paper t-shirts that were ultimately hung on a clothesline for display," explained Birdsall. "The students, working alone or in pairs, were able to select from a variety of domestic violence related topics for their respective research projects. Each paper t-shirt is adorned with the information and resources, and each is color coded for a specific aspect of domestic violence."
The Clothesline Project exercise followed two visits from Prevention Coordinator Tyshaunda Wiley, from the Prudence Crandall Center in New Britain, CT, who delivered lessons on Dating Violence 101 and Sexual Assault 101 to the ninth grade classes.
Birdsall noted that the guest speaker together with the Clothesline Project exercise was very powerful. "The goal was to educate our students and also create and offer a visual display of this very important topic, which includes tips, resources, data, critical information and support systems for those in need."
"Through our curriculum, partnership with outside organizations, and a positive learning experience, we have provided our students with a valuable learning opportunity regarding important issues centered around domestic violence," said Plainville High School, Principal Roberto Medic.
The Clothesline Project is a non-governmental organization created to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence.
-Posted on May 18, 2017 at 10:18 AM
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