On November 15th, 2016, Louis Riel School had the opportunity to attend the Everactive Schools’ Healthy Active Schools Symposium (HASS). This conference allowed us as Louis Riel students the opportunity to interact with different schools in a collaborative environment. We connected with other schools on how they are making their school communities healthy, and how to work on improving our own community.
Our school has a dynamic community made up of two programs, Science and GATE. This year at Louis Riel we want to work on creating a more unified school community, where we are ONE school community and not just individual programs. We were hoping that we could band under the title of “WE ARE LOUIS”, bringing the two diverse communities together. It was also very interesting to meet other teachers and students, and trying to figure out how together the entirety of the CBE could work together to make us each a little better. It was especially interesting hearing Travis Price speak about “what to do with an idea” and the story of creating Pink Shirt Day helped us understand that small ideas have the potential to have big impact.
Participating in HASS has given us the tools to examine our school community using the Comprehensive School Health model and design ways to help our school community become ONE. Our principal, Mrs. Goodman and PE teacher Mrs. Boutette were very interested in hearing the respective views of our students at Louis and how to make our school community united. Our next step for us is to meet as a “S.W.A.T” (School Wellness Action Team), using the tools from HASS to develop an action plan on how we can improve our school community to be even more cohesive, healthy and united.
CTV news interview aired November 15th, 2016 https://t.co/cby67VguU8
Evan, Annie, Sunny, Nico and Jinkoh
S.W.A.T Louis Riel Grade 9 Students