Cookies,Crafts and Physical Activity at Falun School

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Laughter, smiles, energy, fun and friendship were all present after school at Falun on November 19th, 2014. Through the great support and effort from our School Council members, a Family and Community Support Services grant was awarded to us to host a preventative program or service that enhances the social well-being of families and individuals. This program is a cost shared program between the County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 and the Province of Alberta. For our area youth, it was a program that gave them the opportunity to come together after-school to partake in crafts, cookie decoration and games in the gym.

Our community volunteers worked hard to organize the event and prepare for a large turnout of area youth who were going to attend. Our volunteers were demonstrating, through positive role modeling to our youth, how to be engaged citizens in the community where they live. Our youth benefited from the opportunity to socially interact with one another and some positive adult figures as well. This event had a bustling atmosphere that transformed the school to a place that was a community focal point and space that was used to affect the well-being of our community members.

We saw older children, with help from our adult volunteers, lead younger children in games. Youth helped one another to complete a variety of crafts to take home. And of course, there was delicious cookie decorating that everyone was excited to try. This after school activity successfully met the goals of promoting and enhancing safe and healthy families and community life. We were glad to be a part of this successful event. We thank all of our hard working volunteers, once again, for being positive role models for our youth and supporting them to learn how to be engaged community members.

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