Year 7-9 Learning Continuity Packages

14th May, 2020: Healthy Living Session 2

Student Learning Continuity Program
Student Learning Continuity Program
14th May, 2020: Healthy Living Session 2

This is the second integrated session for Years 7-9 broadcast on SIBC on Thursday, 14th May ,2020. It is part of the Student Learning Continuity Program made possible by the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development

Topic: Healthy Living and Keeping Safe from Respiratory Diseases

Presenters: Rose Paia, Adrian Dorovia and Gina Pita

Text: Prevention Against Coronavirus
When coughing or sneezing, the patient with acute respiratory diseases should cover their nose and mouth with the arm or other materials, like handkerchiefs, paper towels, or masks) to reduce droplet transmission. After exposure to respiratory secretions, perform hand hygiene immediately, and wash hands frequently in daily life.

Personal precautions are as follows:

Firstly, maintain a balanced diet, ensuring adequate nutrition, and maintaining oral health can help prevent against infection.

Secondly, exercise regularly to boost immunity.

Thirdly, quit smoking, limit alcohol consumption, and stay in good spirits.

Fourthly, ensure indoor ventilation: natural ventilation and, or use of exhaust fans for better airflow.

This is an extract from ‘Coronavirus Prevention Handbook: 101 Science based tips that could save your life’ by Zhou, W, published in 2020.


Imperative Verbs Activity:

Imperative verbs are used in instructions or orders. We can tell that something is an imperative verb when it is used in instructions or orders, it sounds like a command or an order, and may be said with a strong, commanding or authorative tone.

Examples: “Wake up students and run for your life!” or “Sit still boys and listen to me!”

The imperative verbs have been put in bold in the examples above.

The intention or purpose of the verbs in these examples is to give an order which must be obeyed immediately. The verbs are chosen to show that what is being said is serious, important, or urgent.


Find one or two texts, in which a list of instructions or orders is used in the newspaper, on the notice boards, radio, in cooking, recipes, classrooms, and on health posters or pamphlets, and write this down in your exercise book.

Identify all imperative verbs and explain why the writer of the text uses imperative verbs that way.

Take-home Research Questions 
Forms 1, 2 and 3, your question from last week was:

Find out whether your family, friends, or community members, know about ways to prevent themselves from the coronavirus. You can do this by doing a small interview with them.

If you did this activity, now write about your findings. If some people did not know about this, think of some strategies that you could use to inform them so that they understand.

For Form 3 students, your next question was:

Using your knowledge of the 4 prevention measures against coronavirus, how would you help members of your family, community, and friends to understand these precautions?

To help you with possible ways to help members of your family, community and friends; you might like to take note of the following:

  1. First, talk to people in detail about the importance of having a balanced diet, what it is about. Explain the importance of caring for our mouth, and teeth. Emphasise that mouth is the widow to the health of your body for example, regular brushing of teeth &mouth) can help prevent against
  2. Secondly, explain the importance through regular exercise, as a way of keeping fit and healthy because in doing so, we can also prevent Non Communicable Diseases/lifestyle diseases such as overweight, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetics, stroke, cancer & heart diseases.
  3. Thirdly, discourage smokers and drinkers to slow down and stop their habits gradually.
  4. Fourthly, to encourage everyone to have enough breathing space where they live.

 Encourage all to start working out ways to practise good health hygiene or cleanliness..

 Remember to always cover mouth when coughing/sneezing with shirt/blouse/tissue and wash hands to prevent spread of virus.

Remember to always wash hands when preparing food, touching nose, mouth, eyes, ear, after using the toilet or touch any dirty surfaces and so on.

“Obedience is better than sacrifice”.

Radio Transcript
Session 2

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  • This is great learning site Jessie,
    thanks indeed

  • Congratulations on this great work! Other countries in the region can learn from the Solomon Islands work here.

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