This screen shot was taken from the 2016 Beach Day video produced by the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy. The students return to the beach Friday afternoon. (OVCMT video)

Vernon massage students take class to the beach

Vernon massage therapty students are hitting the beach.

Students and faculty from the Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy will host its second annual Beach Day Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Kal Beach.

“Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. Social constructivist concepts for learning include the socialization role that is so important for professional development and skills acquisition in a health care setting,” said OVCMT practical director Robynne Kingswood.

“This is our second annual Beach Day where we make the most of the beautiful Okanagan while advancing the learning endeavours of our students.”

Close to 100 students will flock to the beach Friday to work in inter-term groups, sharing knowledge and developing a stronger community for learning.

“Health care is a family of different practitioners with different scope and skills sets,” said Kingswood. “When it works the best, is when we can all recognize how our different strengths can be put together to make a stronger whole. This activity is one of the dynamic ways we prepare our students for that integrated health model.”