Week 5 = cooking marathon !!

Hello and welcome back! This past week was our final full week of classes and we truly can’t believe it. It feels like only yesterday that we were getting lost finding grocery stores and consistently falling into large snow banks (although let’s be real, that still happens daily). This week’s lessons focused on bullying and building healthy friendships with our primary students, and suicide prevention and coping strategies with our older students. The younger students were amazing in talking about […]

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Week 5 = Games and Girls Nights !!

Sal Pals here with another snazzy and snowy update!! We thought it would be fun to update you all on our long weekend and all the activities we have been up to. On Friday, we started off the weekend right with an awesome evening of board games and movies. Danica played her first game of Pandemic, which she got the hang of right away (a future board game superstar for sure). We planned a hike with our students for Saturday […]

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Week 4!!

Hello all!! It’s your Sal Pals back and ready to chat about our wild week! In the classes this week, we talked all about smoking and substance abuse. With our younger students, we focused on what goes in a cigarette, activities that we can do instead of smoking, and the idea of peer pressure. We loved hearing all of the fun activities that students liked to do with their friends and family, and they just keep impressing us with their […]

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Week 2 = Progress !!

Hello all! It’s your Sal Pals here with an update on our second week!! This has been a busy week of nutrition lessons in the classroom. We had our first lessons at the Youth Rehab Centre, and then continued throughout the week with lessons at Pigiurivik Elementary School and Ikusik High School. In the younger grades, we focused a lot on recognizing the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods and our four food groups. They made us lots of beautiful […]

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Week One = Success!!

Sal Pals here!! After a busy week of prep, exploring and getting to know as much as we can about Salluit we are ready to update you all. We began our week with some very fun recess introductions with the students, this involved lots of sunglasses trading and age-guessing (we got everything from 12 to 29)! We also had the chance to meet with the principals at both schools and chat with a few community members about beautiful Salluit. We […]

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Travel Check-In!!

Hello to new and returning blog followers, your Salluit peer educators are back! Danica and Sophie signing in from Puvirnituq Airport, which is our second stop on the beautiful travel journey to Salluit. We couldn’t be more excited to arrive in the community, and begin our long-awaited adventure. We are so thankful for this opportunity that Queen’s Health Outreach has given us, and all the hard work that has gone into making this experience possible. We would like to thank […]

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Week Five = DONE

Dear most diligent blog followers, As sad as it is to say, Friday was our last day teaching in the classrooms of Ikusik High School, Pigiruvik Elementary School and the Boys Rehabilitation Centre. It has been a very very busy, fulfilling, exciting, tiring and LIT four weeks of teaching. Our flight leaves on Wednesday morning so not to worry, we will still be booping in and out of classrooms to play games and say our goodbyes on Monday and Tuesday!! (Just to clarify […]

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Week Four = DONE

Bonjouuuurrrrr !!!! We’ve been really slacking in the blog department lately as it’s been a FULL week since our last update. So we apologize. But not really. We’ve just been having soooo much fun!! This was a very busy week both in school and outside of school. Our lessons this week focused on community connectedness and suicide prevention (how to notice the signs of someone that may be thinking about suicide and as a friend, what we can do to […]

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