Living through their first pandemic is only giving a group of grade 11 students from St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School all the more motivation to excel in their health care studies.
The class, Exploring Health Care, was introduced by Teacher Alexis Saranko to fill the interest gap at the school and covers professions and topics relating to personal support workers, nurses, Alzheimer's/dementia, CPR and anatomy/physiology.
“This healthcare class in particular is demonstrating a genuine eagerness to learn about health-related topics, especially during a pandemic,” said Saranko.
"You can really see how proud and passionate they are to become future healthcare (frontline) workers.”
For student Mariyo Al-Deero, the course has helped him realize the importance of unity, bravery, health, and well-being, while being thankful for those working to keep everyone safe.
“We value the great work our healthcare heroes are doing, especially during these extremely difficult times,” he said. “Healthcare workers have proven to be influential figures in our lives, which is why my peers and I have chosen to follow a path as future frontline heroes.”
“We must remember that this is all temporary and it is extremely important to stick together in order to overcome obstacles. Our current situation reinforces that love, bravery, unity and motivation can conquer all conflicts."