Making the world a better place
Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 06:00 am
How can we make the world a better place? That’s a question we should be asking ourselves every day.
Grade 10 students at Chestermere High School are doing just that.
In fact, they are participating in an inaugural project focusing solely on that question (see story on page 1).
For example, the students are currently working on ways to improve accessibility at their school for disabled students and how to better integrate them with the general student body.
Students in the program even spent some time talking to their disabled classmates and physically tried things like using a wheelchair to try to understand what they go through on a daily basis.
We think that project should be taken beyond school walls and inspire people to be a little more thoughtful and considerate to disabled people in society.
Jordan Fenton, who is the principal of Chestermere High School, said students are always asking, ‘When am I going to need this in real life?’ and said the point of the project is to surround them with real life.
What a great initiative for high school students to take some time away from their general studies and reflect on how they should interact with and treat others.