Leaf Rapids Education Centre is getting $2,000 towards a planned workout room from the Physical Health and Education Canada (PHE Canada) Share2Care initiative.
One of seven Canadian schools selected as recipients of a 2020 Share2Care grant, Leaf Rapids Education Centre was one of two Manitoba schools, along with Gordon Bell High School in Winnipeg, to be awarded by PHE, which champions healthy, active kids by promoting and advancing physical and health education opportunities and healthy learning environments.
“We’re really working towards a facility that the kids and the town can be proud of,” said Gerald Dillman, chairman of the Leaf Rapids Education Centre Wellness Centre project. “Keeping kids fit and energized makes them better learners and just generally happier.”
2020 was the third year of the Share2Care initiative, which received 199 applications to support teacher and/or student mental health at schools across Canada. Part of PHE Canada’s Teach Resiliency program, Share2Care aims to recognize and share unique, innovative and promising school mental health programs and initiatives that make a positive impact on students, school staff and the entire school community.