Board promotes health and safety promotion

Students and staff at Wolf Creek Public Schools are being invited to take part in a division-wide competition to turn the spotlight

Students and staff at Wolf Creek Public Schools are being invited to take part in a division-wide competition to turn the spotlight on health and safety in an innovative and creative way.

The board of Wolf Creek Public Schools agreed to contribute $600 to the competition after listening to a presentation at its Sept. 5 meeting by Chris Banbury, health and safety co-ordinator for the school division.

Banbury told the board he plans to invite all division schools to participate in the contest that will involve creating their own health and safety promotions.

Staff and students will be invited to work together in the contest, he said.

Banbury came up with the idea as a way to raise the profile of health and safety for the division. “What we have is mostly available on line and is fairly dry and lackluster so I was exploring other ideas.”

He wanted to come up with something that was exciting and would get everyone involved.

“Our best resource is our kids. This way students can educate the educators.”

Banbury said each grade will be invited to participate and group and individual prizes will be awarded.

Entries will be judged according to grade levels, noting many students have incredible talent in using digital media.

Board chairman Trudy Bratland was impressed with the legwork Banbury had done before launching the contest. “I think it’s awesome. It’s a wonderful thing for the schools.”

For more information about the contest check out wolfcreek.ab.ca/health_safety