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Looking at the Whole You! (Body, Mind & Relationships)

Deerwood School (Thompson, MB)
School Division: Mystery Lake School Division
Student Population (approximate): 245
Grade Level: K-8

Contact: Debbie Doucet, School Counsellor/Social Worker
Phone Number: 204-667-1387

Health Topics:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Healthy Relationships

Individuals involved:

  • Students, teachers, school counsellor and administration
  • Presenters were Youth & Employment Counsellors (Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre), High school counsellor, Public Health Dietitian, Crisis Counsellor (Thompson Crisis Centre), and community worker (Futures Resource Centre).

Target group:

  • Grade 8 boys

Factors that contributed to success:

  • Supported by administration, school counsellor and teachers
  • Input from students and community resources


The grade 8 girls were attending a workshop at the high school, so we wanted to do something special with the grade 8 boys.  We organized a day with speakers and activities focusing on health and wellness.  The boys also prepared their own healthy snack and lunch with food and healthy drinks provided. The day was organized with fun and interactive activities for the boys.



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