SHSM Students at South Carleton Engage with Toddlers & Seniors in the Community

A young blond woman sits on the floor holding a baby girl.


Contributed by: Teachers Jamie McIntyre & Kristine Kelly Fortin. Video by Grade 12 Student Ben Grant

Playgroup has been a part of South Carleton High School for decades, bringing the community together through play. It’s been embedded in the Richmond community culture for so long that current SCHS students once attended playgroup themselves, and are happy to be back playing in the same fun environment!

Connecting students and the community through experiential learning, our Health and Wellness SHSM focuses on Human Growth and Development throughout the lifespan, with a major focus on child development. Not only do students get hands-on experience running a playgroup, they are also involved in community partnerships with the Rural Ottawa South Support Service (ROSSS) that helps focus on the socialization of seniors to prevent the risk of isolation.

By participating in community-building activities and gaining personal certifications, students graduating with the Health and Wellness SHSM will be prepared to pursue a career in emergency services, education, healthcare, social work, spa and esthetics and the list continues to grow! 

Images of hand, head and tree with the words culture of caring, innovation and social responsibility.
Culture of Innovation, Caring and Social Responsibility.
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