|RPCC students teach Gonzales Primary students to stop, drop and roll.
drop and roll” is a phrase commonly heard at fire prevention seminars hosted by
the local fire station.
the students at Gonzales Primary School learned this phrase from a different
source: students from River Parishes Community College (RPCC). One hundred twenty five RPCC students from
10 different courses taught over 500 Gonzales Primary School students how to
prepare for and deal with emergencies, including fire safety and hurricane
preparedness, through a series of interactive skits and games. Included in this group of students were
several students from Students In Service (SIS), a scholarship program for
students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service.
program was part of RPCC’s emphasis on service learning, the practice whereby
students learn course material through teaching the material to others.
sponsored the annual event, which is in its sixth year.