Scotland Elementary fifth-graders organized and ran the Little Doctors Blood Drive in October, where they collected 67 pints of blood donations from our community! Scotland was the first school in Connecticut to participate in this life-saving program six years ago.
The fifth grade students, who worked to both educate and recruit potential donors, acted as ambassadors for the drive, escorting people to their seats, handing out snacks and juice and entertaining the children of the donors while they waited to donate.
The Little Doctors™ program educates our children about the importance of donating blood and teaches them how to approach people about becoming blood donors. They are taught to respect the trepidation of some donors and realize that donating is not an expectation but a gift. “It’s good for kids to be part of a blood drive so they can see how it works to save lives,” states Greyson Walker, a fifth-grade student at Scotland.
To date, SES fifth-grade students have collected more than 550 pints of blood!