Students making a difference . . .
The morning session welcomed over 30 students, who represented various grades, social groups, and abilities. Having an equal representation of the student body helped to fuel the information gathered for the forum.
The forum asked four questions that encompass problems facing education today. The questions were: what does learning look like when you are engaged? What holds you back from being engaged in your learning? What actions can adults take to improve how education looks and feels? What actions can students take to improve how education looks and feels? These questions were discussed and responded to throughout the forum, in smaller groups of students representing a variety of students. The contributing students also participated in fun games and got to know each other better, overcoming barriers like age differences.
The students' input was sent to the Ministry of Education and was also shared at the December staff meeting. Thanks to Brandon Amyot for organizing the event and compiling the results!