- BGRS Student Leadership Symposium
BGRS Student Leadership Symposium
Black Gold Regional Schools (BGRS) continues to engage youth through various Division wide opportunities. On Thursday, November 6, 2014, a total of 140 students, teachers and parents from Black Gold schools attended a BGRS Student Leadership Symposium at the Leduc Recreation Centre. This was the second BGRS initiated student leadership event to occur within the last three years. With an eye towards understanding and addressing wellness across all curriculum, the goal for this symposium was to bring about a culture where parents, teachers and students value and practice active living, healthy eating, and positive social environments throughout the student learning process. By recognizing how health and wellness impact learning, members of the school community, individually and collectively, experience and embrace positive changes that will improve students’ educational outcomes and wellbeing.
Students had the opportunity to listen to keynote speakers; Dr. Doug Gleddie, a professor from the University of Alberta who encourages active living and Bill Gordon who will speak about the power of kindness. Students also had the opportunity to attend breakout sessions that provided a variety of age appropriate topics. The topics included titles such as: Relieving Toxic Stress, How to Create a Flash Mob, Move and Play Through Physical Literacy, Healthy Relationships and Restorative Practices, Healthy Eating and the Media and Embracing Student Voice with Wellness Education.
BGRS would like to thank the organizing committee, volunteers, staff and our community partners for supporting this event. Community partners include: Community, Attachment and Purpose (CAP) Project, The City and County of Leduc and the Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund. BGRS would also like to thank all of the student and teacher volunteers who either helped run the event or lead breakout sessions.
Black Gold Regional Schools is proud to have creative and innovative staff and a forward thinking Board who encourage events such as this to support enhanced student learning.
Black Gold Regional Division No.18 is located directly south of Edmonton, extending from the New Sarepta area in the east, to the Warburg area in the west. It includes the municipalities of Beaumont, Devon, Thorsby, Calmar, and Leduc. With approximately 10,000 students enrolled in 30 schools BGRS teachers and support staff are committed to “inspiring success” in all students. For more information on Black Gold Regional Division No.18 and our schools, visit https://www.blackgold.ca