This past week has been filled with activity for us! Our posters were due last Friday, but the group member who had the graph was sick. Because of that, Kevin gave us the first part of Monday to finish up our poster. The group member gave us the graph and our poster was finally done! Our graph showed that 53% of our grade used the sunscreen that we provided.That was way more then we expected! In the survey we sent out at the beginning of our project, 63% of students said that they would not use the sunscreen. Later in the week was the Forum. This is where we had the chance to show off all the work we have done. Many parents were super enthusiastic about what we are doing! Some even had stories to share with us about why kids should be wearing sunscreen. We are so happy with the positive feedback we received from our community!
This has been a very busy week for our group. On Monday, we ordered three 16 oz bottles of No Ad Sunscreen. It was delivered on Tuesday night and we put it out on Wednesday! And thankfully, this was an awesome week to put out sunscreen because it has been a week full of sunshine! So far students and faculty at Windward have been super positive about the sunscreen. We are going still debating on how we are going to collect our data, but right now we think the best option is just going around campus and asking as many people as we can. Also, to get Windward more excited about wearing sunscreen, we printed stickers that we are handing out to everyone who is using our sunscreen!! Because of the Forum being next week, we had a short amount of time to make an impact, but so far we are definitely getting our message across! Hopefully students and faculty will continue being enthusiastic about our project :))
This week has been super productive and disappointing at the same time. We have been working very hard to get the donations from Cetaphil, but we received an email from them on Friday. They said that they could not provide us with their sunscreen because they have too many donations to provide. So, we have decided that we are going to buy a cheap, but nice quality sunscreen from Walmart. It has very good reviews, so we have purchased it! We are super excited to put the sunscreen out on Wednesday by the field and Sawtelle lot. Also, we are almost done with our poster for the forum and it’s looking great! Can't wait to see what happens next week with the sunscreen stands!
This week has been super productive for our group. We decided on our project. Our idea is to put sunscreen dispensers on the field and in the gym. Originally we wanted to put them in the bathroom, but Dawn told us that the school isn't ready to take that big of a step yet. Next week, Cetaphil is going to deliver a donation of lotion with SPF 15 to Windward. Hopefully we will be able to try out the sunscreen in hand sanitizer machines.
Hello and welcome back to our blog! This week we have made significant progress on coming up with our problem and solution. Earlier in the week we began to discuss and think about the idea of holding a bake sale in order to buy colorful sunscreen. As we continued to talk about it, eventually we decided that it wasn’t a good use of time and resources. Then, settled on putting sunscreen dispensers in school bathrooms in order to prevent children from getting burned at school. We have been calling and emailing sunscreen brands asking for samples of their sunscreen to use for the first month of trials, a few brands seemed interested and others gave us e-mails of people to contact for samples. Overall, the group made good progress and settled on a solid problem and solution. Thanks for reading our blog, come back next week!!
Hi! We are Bella, Julia, Rubi, and Addison. We decided to focus on skin cancer because one group member was very interested in cancer, and the others really wanted to do a project that had to do with children. So skin cancer was the perfect match! Our goal is to reduce sunburns in children. Severe sunburns can lead to skin cancer and skin cancer can lead to death. About 2-3 million people die from skin cancer every year. Our goal is to speak to children in schools about why they need to wear sunscreen, inform them on how to avoid getting skin cancer. We also would like to create small packets with small bottles of sunscreen, and a manual of how to avoid getting skin cancer. We decided to begin visiting all of the group members previous elementary schools, before moving on to larger schools. I hope you enjoyed reading our blog. Keep checking in for updates on how the project is going!