Peer Support Retreat Recap

Caitleen Goc, Staff Writer

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Back Row (Left to Right): Eric, Teresa, Nikki,, Chelsea, Nadia, Roxy, Maddie Front Row (Left to Right): Kim, Johnathan, Ana, Simon, Claire, Jessica, Caitleen, Maria, Jenna, William

As you may or may not know, Peer Support is a group of students who aim to raise the morale and engage the student body in high school events that occur throughout the school year such as; the White Ribbon initiative, Mental Health Month and Smile Because You’re Beautiful. With the theme being hope and mercy, the Peer Support team recently went on their yearly overnight retreat from September 29th to the 30th. Here’s a recap of all of the bonding and team-building that happened for those of us who weren’t able to be there, as well as a little preview of what’s to come this school year!

Upon arrival, the members were thrown into various mini-games that dealt with communicating and working together which brought the team together as well as many laughs and opportunities to truly work together. In order to get to know each other better, Two Truths and A Lie was played a little before setting up and eating dinner together. After cleanup, they then cozied up on the couches and shared stories and experiences with the aid of the Angel Cards. They then went out to start a campfire with the help of Mr. Smith and enjoyed an abundance of candy and scary stories.

The following morning, the members expanded more on honing skills like active listening and communication through various exercises, followed up with planning for the coming year and concluded the refreshing overnight trip with extra time to bond as a team before heading back to school.

Fear not Marauders, Peer Support has lots in store for Mac this year! Listen up for any messages or upcoming events during the announcements and take some time out of your day to read the Peer Support bulletin board located across from the SRC.

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Back Row (Left to Right): Eric, Teresa, Nikki,, Chelsea, Nadia, Roxy, Maddie Front Row (Left to Right): Kim, Johnathan, Ana, Simon, Claire, Jessica, Caitleen, Maria, Jenna, William

 

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