Eastern Courier : April 8th 2011
7 EASTERN COURIER, APRIL 8, 2011 NEWS Don't miss this Sunday's... SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES AND SAVE! Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) SUNDAY MAGAZINE Your glossy Sunday treat. n Woman's work - Meet the real housewives of NZ n It ain't me babe - American writer Joe Berkowitz on why he doesn't like Bob Dylan n Hanging up the phone - Saying goodbye to the landline n Cross country - Incredible train journeys worthy of your bucket list n Balancing the figures - Why counting calories is still the best way to lose weight n Desserts to impress - Annabelle White's fool-proof crème brulees n Mini-masterchef - The 11-year-old cook who left George Calombaris lost for words ESCAPE The best of travel, food and wellbeing. April 10, 2011 Sc rubbing and hoovering, women's mags and gin... MEET THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW ZEALAND "I don't like Bob Dylan" Saying goodbye to the landline Hanging up the telephone Aguiltydispleas u re Influenza is nothing to sneeze about By KRISTINA RAPLEY Glitter handshake: Bucklands Beach Intermediate students learn how easily germs can spread by shaking hands with someone who has a handful of glitter. From left, Jonathan Liang, Vincent Lark and Eduardo Dee, all 12. Photo: FIONA GOODALL Fun facts: Students look up practical health advice on the Kleenex Sneezesafe website. From left, Alysha Leaning and Morgan Blackmore, both 12. Photo: KRISTINA RAPLEY Visit www.easterncourier. co.nz to watch a video made by Bucklands Beach Inter- mediate students last year after they took part in a Sneezesafe lesson. Stopping the spread of germs is a serious business. Bucklands Beach Inter- mediate students have got the low-down on how to avoid catching colds and flu this winter. After the swine flu out- break two years ago, Kleenex tissues developed an inter- active classroom lesson called Sneezesafe. It teaches good hygiene habits and teachers can download the lesson plan at no charge from the website. Teacher Katrina Robinson says it's really effective. The first time we did it there were a few weeks after the lesson where we had no absences, the kids just respond really well to it. It's fun and interactive and they are all really engaged.'' Fun examples of how germs are spread include spraying the class with water from a spray bottle, and glit- ter handshakes. They are also taught some facts about the science behind a sneeze including how many virus droplets are caused by a sneeze and how far and fast they travel. Student Ava Randell, 12, says she hates getting a cold. I feel so horrible, having a blocked nose is so bad. If everybody follows the rules and keeps their sneezes to themselves I think it would be really cool,'' she says. Visit www.sneezesafe.co.nz for more information.
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