Car­bon School’s well­ness pro­ject sup­ported by Cal­gary Ed­u­ca­tional Part­ner­ship

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The Cal­gary Ed­u­ca­tional Part­ner­ship Foun­da­tion pre­sented a cheque to staff and stu­dents of Car­bon School in sup­port of Car­bon School’s Stu­dent ‘ Well­ness Ini­tia­tives’ Pro­gram.

At the be­gin­ning of the school year, staff and stu­dents came up with a list of pos­i­tive char­ac­ter at­tributes that the en­tire school would fo­cus on through­out the year. Each month, this theme changes, of­ten times co­in­cid­ing with im­por­tant aware­ness days or ac­tiv­i­ties also tak­ing place that month.

Staff at Car­bon School work to pre­pare lessons and projects, which sup­port the monthly themes. This holis­tic ap­proach al­lows stu­dents to both un­der­stand and take own­er­ship over the pro­ject. Iron­i­cally, this month’s theme is ‘Lead­er­ship’; a fit­ting co­in­ci­dence for Car­bon School and their unique ‘ Well­ness Ini­tia­tives’ Pro­gram as well as for the Cal­gary Ed­u­ca­tional Part­ner­ship Foun­da­tion and their sup­port of such ideals.

The sup­port re­ceived from Cal­gary Ed­u­ca­tional Part­ner­ship Foun­da­tion will pro­vide Car­bon School stu­dents with a new op­por­tu­nity to gain skills as lead­ers and global cit­i­zens.

Marci Steen, Car­bon School As­so­ciate Prin­ci­pal, says, “We be­lieve that on­go­ing well­ness ini­tia­tives at our school are help­ing stu­dents to un­der­stand the ben­e­fits of es­tab­lish­ing pos­i­tive char­ac­ter at­tributes. Em­pha­sis upon those dif­fer­ent traits helps us to cre­ate a pos­i­tive school cul­ture and gives us the op­por­tu­nity to have school wide fo­cus on uni­ver­sally im­por­tant val­ues. Pro­grams, like the one de­vel­oped by the Cal­gary Ed­u­ca­tional Part­ner­ships Foun­da­tion, will cer­tainly al­low for more unique op­por­tu­ni­ties to con­tinue that work with our stu­dents. We are hon­oured to re­ceive recog­ni­tion from their or­ga­ni­za­tion.”

This year, the en­tire stu­dent body will ben­e­fit from the grant re­ceived by CEPF. Staff have booked spe­cial guest speaker ‘Fris­bee Rob’ for a pre­sen­ta­tion at Car­bon School on April 29 of this year. Amongst other things, Rob dis­cusses the im­por­tance of many of the char­ac­ter at­tributes al­ready rec­og­nized in Car­bon School’s ‘ Well­ness Ini­tia­tives’ Pro­gram. His pre­sen­ta­tion will help staff and stu­dents re­in­force the val­ues they have iden­ti­fied as im­por­tant. It will also add an im­por­tant phys­i­cal el­e­ment to the well­ness pro­gram, as the pre­sen­ta­tion al­lows stu­dents to learn some new skills as well. CEPF is en­thu­si­as­tic in their sup­port of this ini­tia­tive.

“The Cal­gary Ed­u­ca­tional Part­ner­ship Foun­da­tion is very ex­cited to have the op­por­tu­nity to sup­port healthy stu­dents and a bal­anced liv­ing. The en­tire com­mu­nity will ben­e­fit from this well thought out pro­ject by Car­bon School that will have a last­ing im­pact” says Din Ladak, the Pres­i­dent and CEO of CEPF.

Healthy, happy stu­dents achieve higher re­sults and ex­pe­ri­ence suc­cess in more aspects of their lives. Car­bon School is ded­i­cated to sup­port­ing the well­ness needs of all stu­dents.

Car­bon School re­ceived a grant from the Cal­gary Ed­u­ca­tional Part­ner­ship Foun­da­tion to sup­port the school's Well­ness Ini­tia­tives Pro­gram.

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