Parents go to school at Live Oaks

Veterinary Assisting student Whitney Rector of Milford with her mother.
More than 200 parents and family members came to Live Oaks Career Campus Nov. 3 to learn more about what their sons and daughters do at the career-technical school.

They spent time watching their teenagers work in the labs, and even had the chance to take part in hands-on activities.

Sports Rehabilitation students did health assessments on parents, Veterinary Assisting students convinced parents to hold animals they usually don’t get a chance to handle, and Animal Science students had their parents bathing and grooming dogs, cleaning kennels and aquariums and feeding and watering animals. Health Technology parents continued the hands-on experience by learning how to take vital signs, reviewing medical terminology and participating in a bed-making contest. In the Digital Arts and Design program, junior parents worked on an advertising campaign design for a car after researching the vehicle, establishing a target audience and creating a tagline for the campaign, while the senior parents worked with their students to create a family crest or coat-of-arms using the Illustrator software.

“I finally get to see what my son is doing in lab,” said Susan York, who was visiting her son David in the Computer Service Technician and Networking program.

Linda Berger watched her son Kyle work in the Digital Arts and Design program.

“I loved it last year, so I decided to come back again,” she said.

“I’m impressed with how much my daughter has learned in her lab,” said Tammy Brannock of her daughter Jessica English in the Veterinary Assisting program.

Bring Your Parent to Lab Day is an annual event at the Live Oaks Career Campus in Milford.