Day 113 – Healthy Women!
Over the past few months I’ve gotten to know a couple of Public Health Nurses who work out of the Health Unit for the Brockville surrounding area. I met Diana Steadman at a conference last fall and she has been a constant supporter of this project. She works with Nicole Tobias Last Friday, she went into one of her schools, St. John Bosco, and led a Take Me Outside Walk-A-Thon! So it was really fun for her to have set the stage for TMO coming to the school today! When we arrived, the students were already outside having recess so I was able to join in an intense soccer game! And there was great energy in the gym when we chatted with them afterwards!
We also went to North of Yonge School in the afternoon. After our time in the gym, I had the chance to check out their schoolyard. It had trees in it! The parent council had done a lot with the yard… built some playground structures as well as two outdoor classrooms amidst the trees. The principal invited 7 students to join myself, Diana and Nicole for a chat afterwards to ask some questions and dig a bit deeper into the issue. The hope is that these students can take a bit of a leadership role in continuing to champion this message!
It was a great day and I thank Nicole and Diana for not only inviting us to some of their schools, but for being on the frontline of trying to encourage these students to live healthy lives. They even let my shedding husky come for the ride… I feel bad for all the hair she left in the back! Thanks so much for a great day… very uplifting to see such amazing things happening in these schools!