In celebration of Respiratory Therapy Week, several activities revolving around creativity, teamwork, and camaraderie were joined by the College of Respiratory Therapy. The said celebration, themed “Our Purpose; Our Passion: Breathing Life into Compassion and Excellence,” commenced on November 13, 2023, and concluded on November 16, 2023.
Under the theme of unity, all students, faculty, and staff were grouped into factions, drawing inspiration from the concept of the movie “Dauntless.” Students aligned with either Erudite, Abnegation, Amity, or Candor; facilitators and officers assumed the role of Dauntless, while faculty and staff were categorized as Divergent.
CREATIVITY. Students designed these memorabilia as a statement of their dedication to their field in Allied Health education. Photos by ARTS
One of the activities held was Facebook frame-making. Participants from different factions exhibit creativity and intricacy in making designs. After careful judging, the work of Noelle Kate Bontiwon garnered first place. The winning design is set to be utilized by the students by applying the frame to respective profile pictures.
Simultaneously, the competition for merchandise shirt and jacket designs unfolded. Carrene Adangla secured victory in the RT Shirt Design Making competition, while Michiko Ramirez claimed the top spot in the RT Jacket Design Making competition.
As the celebration progressed, students from different factions engaged in an infographic-making competition, tasked with creating impactful and informative visuals about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or lung cancer. The Candor faction placed first among the numerous entries.
Moreover, the College of Respiratory Therapy featured a station with visual materials educating other students about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer. To engage the students, an open board with the questions “How do you avoid second-hand smoke?” and “What do you do to abstain from smoking?’’ was set up in the ESBC Main Building Open Grounds for passers-by to freely answer by writing on the provided sticky notes. Most of the answers emphasized cultivating other hobbies to stop smoking addiction and distancing from second-hand smoke.
COPD. The College of Respiratory Therapy engaged the students in the reality of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and lung cancer and its effects. Photo by ARTS
On the last day of Respiratory Therapy Week, the students participated in team-building games during the amazing race. The different factions raced through the series of games situated in different areas within the institution. Coming through first place by being the quickest to finish is the Amity faction.
Following a boodle fight for lunch, the awarding ceremony took place in the department’s lounge. Factions received play money based on their order of winnings, culminating in a blind bidding session where prizes were shared within each faction.
According to one student, the whole celebration was a fun learning experience with various engaging games, and would like to thank all who took part in preparing everything. The Association of Respiratory Students planned this event with the aim of educating while enjoying the activities and, of course, making the College of Respiratory Therapy a tight-knit family. # Leann Candace T. Balba