Cardinal Leger's Focus on Mental Wellness
January 23, 2018
Good mental health involves song, movement, art and dance, according to teachers and students at Cardinal Leger Jr. High School in Edmonton.
On Jan. 18, 2018, hundreds of classmates gathered in classrooms across their school in groups during a mental health symposium organized with their teachers and administrators. Activities included a drum circle, a messy art station, dancing, an Aboriginal cultural class and a music and drum-stick exercise called Pound.
Karen Germaine, assistant principal at the junior high school, says that students face two main points of stress in their lives, that of academics and relationships, which the activities seek to address.
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