The Peace River School Division is marking both Education Week and Mental Health Week today through Friday
Board Chair Daren Kuester says it will be a busy time.
“Every year, we celebrate Education Week with various activities in all our schools. We post them all on the web site and all the local school web sites, so take a moment, hope on the web site and just look at what’s happening in your local communities at your local school.”
He adds various literacy activities are usually part of Education Week.
Kuester says the two weeks are joined together because kids are better students when they are healthy.
“We can educate students, but they have to show up ready to learn and a good part of being ready to learn is being well and healthy and mentally healthy for all the students, as well as the staff in the schools.”
Kuester adds wellness has always been a priority for his division.