A record turnout of 56 ninth-grade students were on campus Wednesday for Take Our Kids to Work Day, a series of activities organized by the University of Windsor to help youths explore possible career paths and to raise awareness of the programs offered by the university.
Aidan Winter-Robertson of Walkerville Collegiate Institute, son of communications professor Jim Winter, called the activities very informative.
“It was helpful to carve a real pathway to my future,” he said.
The hands-on sessions included:
- a game testing ability to keep social media accounts secure and safe;
- listening to heartbeats and lung sounds on human-like mannequins;
- analyzing footprints, fingerprints, chemicals and DNA;
- a stock market simulation;
- a test of sport performance — running, throwing, planking; and
- constructing a wind turbine from a LEGO kit and competing to produce the greatest energy output.
“This is a lot of fun,” said Dane Quinn of Assumption High School, after his team’s turbine registered 7.9 volts of electricity.
—article and photo by Marta Obersat-Johnson