Schools are Hubs of our Communities

Speakers: Brian Torrance, Katelynn Theal

Ever Active Schools explores the partnership and integration of schools as Community Hubs; detailing how schools can be fundamental to not only education but also health, active recreation and supporting socially connected communities. Schools can meet the needs of children and youth beyond curriculum. Behind a framework of Comprehensive School Health (CSH), the school community is looked upon for health promotion and improved quality of life. Teachers, parents, health professionals and recreation leaders seek ways to address the health and social issues of school aged children and youth. A CSH approach is a way to link health, education and recreation within the school community. The partnership building across sectors allows for interaction to occur between the home, the school and the community.

Presentation from the 2014 Alberta Parks and Recreation Association Annual Conference and Energize Workshop

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Ever Active Schools