Friday , 20 May 2022
Notre Dame Elementary students walk the track at Walsh Field on Thursday afternoon to reflect on mental health. Image credits: Lakeland Catholic School Division.

Wellness Walk sees LCSD students take time to reflect

It’s important to take time to reflect and local students got that chance on Thursday.

Lakeland Catholic Schools has been running a Mental Health Matters Campaign that saw kids take part in a Wellness Walk. 

Staff and students across LCSD were encouraged to take the 15-minute walk to consider what mental wellness means to them.

Teachers then followed up with students and discussed how the walk made them feel, how it impacted their mood, and how it affected the rest of their day.

“The Mental Health Matters Campaign Wellness Walk is really about having all of our students and staff take a moment to be present and think about what mental wellness means to them,” said Meagan MacEachern, LCSD Communications Officer. 

Through a grant from Imperial Oil, the division has been putting extra emphasis on mental health, a campaign created to help all students, no matter what grade they are in.

All images provided by Lakeland Catholic School Division. 

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.