LCSS fair promotes active living and healthy eating

A crowd of invigorated community members, students and staff were pumped at the success of the first ever Health Fair at LCSS

Nolan Fothergill and Olivia Darwin from the Middle School show their display about hunting. They are both passionate about hunting and when Olivia was asked if she felt bad about shooting a cute deer

A crowd of invigorated community members, students and staff were pumped at the success of the first ever Health Fair at Lake Cowichan Secondary School on Thursday, April 18. Last year LCSS received a $4,000 grant from the University of Victoria to put towards healthy living at the school.

“After visiting every booth in our gym I swelled with pride for my school, its students and my community.” gushed teacher Michele Taylor.

Noni Battye, one of the teacher sponsors of the event, said that with the grant they created a Healthy Schools action team which consists of Grade 8-12 students who meet a few times a month to create opportunities for health in the school.

The students, and teacher sponsors, decided on a health fair where the community would be invited in to show students what healthy activities are available to them in Lake Cowichan as well as what community health resources are accessible in town.

“Very well done LCSS. I was particularly inpressed by a young girl named Maeve, who compared adult and adolescent brains,” commented Jody McKenzie on LCSS’s Facebook page. “ She presented her material very clearly. She had obviously studied her topic and learned her information and she was very well spoken.”

Battye went on to say that the Grade 10 planning class created inquiry based projects where they asked a question about an aspect of health that they wanted to know about. Their presentations were the answers that they found to their questions and they had a component of interaction required as part of their presentation. LCSS leadership students also added to the presentations with some activities.

“From what I saw and what I heard from the community, staff and students, I think it went very well and I was very proud of our students,” said Battye  “They learned a lot and were excited to share what they learned with others.  Looks like it may become a yearly activity!”

 

 

Just Posted

High winds knock out power to thousands in Cowichan Valley

Most of the outages were relatively brief

Caps start well on Interior road trip

Cowichan beats host Vernon Vipers 3-1 on Friday

Operation Popcorn visits Cowichan District Hospital

Transplant patient thanks workers for gift of life

VIDEO: Cobble Hill welcomes Christmas with frolicsome show

From lovely carols to humorous skits: a big crowd enjoyed it all on Sunday, Dec. 9

Coming up in Cowichan: Celebrate the second floor with the HUB

Celebrate the second floor this weekend at HUB at Cowichan Station Dec.… Continue reading

ICBC to apply for 6.3% hike to basic insurance rates

Crown Corporation said it will be submitting its next basic rate application to the British Columbia Utilities Commission Friday

Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20

Provincial tests are also being changed for students in Grade 10 to 12, the Education Ministry said

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Canfor Corp. extending temporary curtailment of sawmills in B.C.; cutting hours

Vancouver-based company says the decision is due to declining lumber prices, high log costs and log supply constraints

Canada’s prospective world junior team members await final roster decisions

Thirty-four players were invited to the national junior selection camp

Woman guilty of impaired driving in death of Vancouver Island pedestrian

Man in his 70s killed in 2016 Courtenay multi-vehicle incident

Family searching for B.C. professor last seen at Colombian salsa club

Ramazan Gencay, a professor in economics at Simon Fraser University, was last seen in Medellin

Most Read