Coronation School has recently implemented a new health program called HEROES for Grades 6 – 9 students. The program is being used all over Alberta and because of the generous contribution by the Cook family, in memory of Dale Cook, we are able to take part in the program as well.
The program focuses mainly on who you believe you are and the goals you set to become better. The program is made to help everyone feel, think, act and have the attitude of a HERO.
A hero is someone who makes a positive change in themselves and others. They are people who not only do great things but are also great on the inside because of the principles they have and the way they treat themselves and everyone around them.
The program builds confidence, character, integrity and purpose.
“We have gifts and abilities and a desire to succeed” is the phrase we say at the beginning of each lesson. It means that we all can accomplish great things if we believe in ourselves.
Every time we say it we hold up our water bottles so hopefully we start to associate water with our gifts and abilities.
We learn people’s stories and how they overcame the hardships of their lives. There is also a workbook which asks us questions and makes us think about ourselves in a different way.
I personally love the program so far. I have set several goals for myself, some being only for a week, others for a month.
At the beginning of the program we did a quiz which identified our top three strengths and two things to work on. That quiz was crazy accurate for me, and I believe that it taught me more about myself.
I hope we continue to learn this program because I think it is important to have the opportunity to learn how to be a better person.
Coronation School is very fortunate to participate in the HEROES program and I am very excited to be a part of it!
by Lynn Hewitt