CARDS Sports Specialty Program puts the focus on taping injuries
Students who are part of the High Skills Major in Health and Wellness got to try their hand at taping injuries this past week.
They learned how to properly assess an ankle injury and studied recovery time. The students also learned how to apply basic support mechanics in order to return to sport.
Their teacher, Mrs. Poirier says “Students are not only presented with the information necessary for injury assessment but are given the time, material and guidance to feel comfortable performing basic skills. My goal as their teacher is to ensure they develop the knowledge and confidence to help others if a situation arises.”
The students in the Health and Wellness class will continue to learn about sports injuries, treatments and preventions with focus was on rehabilitative taping skills.
Grade 10 student Hannah Morningstar is about to be the “face of Naig”. NAIG is the North American Indigenous Games and she will be featured on posters and banners to promote the event in Toronto this summer.
Hannah will be in Toronto tomorrow to see the pictures taken last year as part of a news conference for the games. She has participated in the games in 2014 as a track and field athlete. This time, she is hoping to qualify for track or volleyball. The tryouts are taking place right now.
This semester, Hannah is taking Indigenous Studies. She beams with pride when talking about representing her country and culture. “This is such an honour” she says.
The games being held in July will bring more than four thousand athletes to Toronto.
A number of our grade 11 students at St. Charles College attended the “Push For Change” Youth Event held at the Steelworker’s Hall this week. Our students met Joe Roberts who is pushing a shopping cart across Canada to support the end of youth homelessness. Joe shared the story of his success which our students found very compelling and inspirational. So far, Joe has walked 4800 km of his 9000 km journey from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Vancouver. This message ties into graduate expectations and the essential theme of global solidarity.