THINK FAST INTERACTIVE PROVIDES ALVAREZ STUDENTS WITH FRESH TWIST ON STUDENT SAFETY
Imagine having an assembly and afterwards hearing from a senior student that it was the highlight of her high school career. Think Fast Interactive provided an outstanding fun educational program for our students utilizing game show technology. A flashy game show stage was set up, music was spinning, and extra large screens flashed questions about pop culture, history, and teen safety issues.
In the audience each group of four students was given a remote to answer the game questions. There was even a dance competition where students danced and the audience voted for the best dancer. All the students were engaged in learning; were shouting and cheering for one another. Some were special contestants on the stage and felt like celebrities.
The messages students heard were: 'Buckle up every time and every trip"; "Don't text and drive or drink and drive". Melissa Mastrostefano the Student Assistant Counselor at Alvarez High School brought the group to the school. She says students are requesting that Think Fast Interactive come back. Her advise to students, write a letter of thanks to the Department of Transportation for paying for the event, make their request known and send along pledges that they will buckle up, not text and drive or drink and drive. Let's hope it works.
Article Written By: Melissa Mastrostefano, Student Asst. Counselor Alvarez High School
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