Model Competition on Immunization

3rd Year Students of Bethany College of Nursing Held a Model Competition on Immunization Schedule

As part of Child Health Nursing, the Third Year B.Sc. Nursing Students of Paediatric Department of Bethany College of Nursing held a Model Competition on Immunization Schedule-“Immunize for a Healthy Future”-on 18th July 2016 in the college, under the guidance of Prof.(Dr.) Beny Susan Chacko,the Principal of BCN and Lecturer.Mrs. Jiya Sajeev, Paediatric Department, BCN.

The students were divided into four groups for the competition. The creative models that were displayed by each group made their presentation more attractive and impressive.

Each group associated the theme immunization into different models like Tree, Train, Peacock and Grapes to explain the importance of immunization in the life of a child.

The first group selected the beautiful bird peacock as their model. “As the peacock attracts people towards it with the beauty of multiple colours, we have to attract people from both rural and urban area to facilitate them with education pertaining to the importance of Immunisation Schedule” said Ms.Priya Hiyal, the third year student of BCN, during the presentation.

Grapes was the model of second group for the presentation. Ms.Neena Mary, the third year student of BCN said in her presentation that “It means that when we have grapes, for the first bite it produces sour taste and then sweetness likewise first time immunization causes pain but that pain causes good health.”

The third group used train as their model for the presentation. “The deviation of a train from its correct track shall always cause accidents, in the same way the deviation from the proper Immunisation always causes bad health” while delivering the presentation said Ms.Ancy Joseph, the third year student of BCN.

Tree was the model of the fourth group for the presentation. The third year student of BCN, Ms.BismiBabu explained in her presentation that “the tree refers to life. The cutting down of the branches of a tree threatens the survival of the tree, likewise leaving behind the immunization threatens the good health. The child who is properly given the immunization will be a healthier child like a healthier tree.”

“We are so happy that indeed we got a great opportunity to express our creativity as well as to learn more about the importance of Immunization Schedule” Said the class representative of third year students of BCN, Ms.Jancy K. Alexander

The models were evaluated by the faculty of BCN. The first group- the peacock model was awarded the first prize, the Grapes and the Train models grabbed the second prize and the Tree model won the third prize respectively.

The Management and the Faculty members encouraged and appreciated the 3rd year students for bringing creativity and taking extra efforts for making the competition more informative.