On Wednesday, April 4th and Thursday 5th, all Midsun grade nine students participated in the P.A.R.T.Y programme (Preventing Alcohol and Related-Trauma in Youth). Over the two days, one hundred of our students attended the all-day presentation at Foothills Hospital while the remaining students attended a full morning presentation in Midsun’s Library.
Presenters included ICU and Emergency nurses, a Calgary City Police traffic officer, physiotherapists, and victims of traumatic injury who spoke about their injuries, the cause of their injuries, and the changes to their lives because of these injuries.
Students learned about the consequences of speeding, distracted driving and walking, improper use of seat-belts, drug abuse, and drinking and driving. These presentations are incredibly powerful and we hope will result in our students making well-informed decisions as they become independent young adults.