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Leading up to the Dental Health Month celebrations, 26 classrooms from schools across the region took part in the NWHU 'Sip, Smile, Snap' photo challenge.

Participating classes snapped pictures of themselves choosing healthier drinks over cavity-causing sugary alternatives. Photos from the contest were incorporated into a dynamic digital photo mosaic to help promote and celebrate Dental Health Month.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the 2015 Sip, Smile, Snap! photo challenge a huge success.

2015 Prize Winners
The following classes received a classroom set of electric toothbrushes and an infused water party hosted by the Dental Health Team.
  • Ms. Bazinet - Grade 2
    St. Josephs Separate School
    Dryden and surrounding area
  • Ms. Anderson - Grade 3 to 6
    Sioux Narrows Public School
    Kenora and Surrounding area
  • Ms. Pavier - Grades 2/3
    Crossroads Public School
    Fort Frances and surrounding area

    Several classes went above and beyond – outside of the box with such creative and unique ideas depicting the theme of ‘Choose Less Sugar’.

    Ms. Trist’s Grade 5 class at New Prospects School researched several low-sugar drink options and submitted their entry as a PowerPoint depicting their choices of drink and amount of sugar in each beverage. The class also contacted the NWHU dental team via teleconference to share their enthusiasm and clarify any questions. Additionally, the class incorporated a tour of the water treatment plant. 
    Ms. Bartlett’s Grade 2 class from New Prospect School’s excitement was expressed with a PowerPoint slide show including over 50 elaborate and creative photos illustrating ways of how water can be drank. Way to go!

    Ms. Terry’s JK class from New Prospect presented photos of how their water-infused bar was carried out as an experiment. The experiment was so well received that children from the class began bringing infused water to school to accompany their lunch. Great work! 

    Ms. Fenton’s Grade 5 French Immersion class from St. Joseph’s School chose a tropical theme to depict healthy drink choices. The handmade beach backdrop plus children in beachwear was their idea with many photos of healthy drink choices.  

    Ms. Friesen’s health classes at Open Roads invited Beverly Robinson from Robinson Photography to take some photos of the students drinking some healthy drinks. The photos were fantastic.

    In Mme. Boivin’s classroom at Ecole Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys in Kenora, the students submitted photos showing a broad range of healthy drink options. Ecole Ste-Marguerite Bourgeoys had 4 classrooms participate.
Teacher Testimonials:
....find out what Teachers thought about the challenge!