Several members of the community participated as presenters on a wide range of topics related to local students for the school’s Wellness Day at Barriere Secondary on Nov. 26. The students were split up into boys and girls groups, and separated by grades 7 to 12.
Barriere RCMP Cst. Cory McGregor attended, and was responsible for teaching the students on matters of Internet safety, cyber bullying, photo and video sharing, and their responsibility regarding their conduct, both legally and morally.
“I was able to speak, for an hour at a time, to three classes of boys and two classes of girls.,” said the Constable.
The content of each discussion was slightly different depending on the students themselves, but all involved a good amount of open discussion, and questions.
“There were many moments of humour, but also moments of seriousness, and self reflection, especially around topics such as showing respect, providing support, and recent tragic suicides in the news,” says McGregor, “In the end, many of the students, and teachers provided their thanks, and I was proud to receive a loud round of cheers from the students when I went up to receive an unexpected gift as a presenter.”
RCMP Cpl. Darin Underhill reported the detachment was happy to participate in the school’s event, he also commented, “Cst. McGregor has been working very hard in the community with our youth and has put in a great deal of his own time doing it, such as the entire day of the presentation. This was a great day for all, and hopefully many more to come.”