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Learning about the pressures of today’s teen society by teens and for teens


January 24, 2014 - The grade twelve leadership class at St. Charles College put on a Wellness Day for the grade nine students last week.  The purpose of the Wellness Day was to educate our youngest high school students about the pressures of today’s teenage society. 

Students in the leadership class paired up to provide professional development on various topics such as substance abuse, reducing stressors, the pitfalls of technology and social media as well as a host of other informative topics. 

The presentations lasted the morning and served to even educate the adults presiding in the room.  One presentation by Keira Cronin and Cooper Joly honed in on the issue of technology making teens anti-social and creating other problems like generations of “tech-besity”.  This idea of technology causing obesity was raised in an article called “Always On” by Sherry Turkle.

Beverly Belanger, the grade 12 leadership teacher used the presentations as a final way to evaluate the leadership students going into the last days of semester one.

There were all kinds of surprises at the event, which was sponsored by a Speak-Up grant from the Ministry of Education this year.



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