For CL day 2, our group went to iAim healthcare centre. If you’ve never been there, it’s a place where they keep herbs or plants that are for medicinal purposes.
Our day started off by listening to the history of iAim and even how medicinal plants came into use. For a lot of us this was all just recap and it was refreshing our minds about what iAim really is.
Next off we went to a place where there all kinds of medicinal plants ( I am not 100% sure what that room was called ). A lady, Dr. Nuri if I am not mistaken, introduced us to the plants and how they’ve stored them through the years. Again we had visited this room before but something new that caught all our attention was the snake skin. We were not able to get the use of the skin but we do know that it was a cobra’s.
Our final thing in iAim was to gather plants for us to plant with the SK kids. We went to the garden and a lady showed us the plants and explained to us the functions of each. It was tedious and boring because the name of the plant was already there and even the functions on a board that stood in front of the plant but I guess she just needed something to do. After the mini tour, we all got to choose our plants. We really had to pick pretty ones otherwise the SK kids probably wouldn’t like doing it with us.
Our last activity for the day was to paint the tires with the kids. Painting was fun with the kids. They were all very enthusiastic to paint. I think they liked the fact we were painting minions. We got the job done under time and I would say everyone did a fantastic job. Even the little ones! We placed the plants in the pot and there was something from us middle school to the elementary kids.
All in all I think most of us found the morning boring, but the afternoon fun and enjoyable.