A fight between two high school students in Nova Scotia last month has underlined some of the concerns parents and teachers have about cellphones in schools.
There are moist carrot cake muffins. Subs made with homemade buns.
Fresh baked banana bread. Even the sausage on the pizza is made by hand.
And the most expensive item on the menu is $6, including tax.
Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School does not have a typical cafeteria.
An elementary school in Jonquière, Quebec, has made some of its students very happy by banning homework for the year.
Now that the summer is over, nearly half a million children in British Columbia (B.C.) should be in school–but they aren’t. That’s because teachers there are on strike.
Some students in San Antonio, Texas have been told they can’t bring sunscreen to school.
Grade 8 students at Amesbury Middle School were looking forward to their big graduation trip to a camp in Eastern Ontario.
Students in New York City are not allowed to take cellphones to school.
But students in one neighbourhood have come up with a solution that keeps their phones nearby and also benefits local businesses.
Teens across Canada will soon be helping their peers to shut down bullying.
The Canadian government announced it will spend a quarter of a million dollars on a new anti-bullying project called Stand Up to Bullying and Discrimination in Canadian Communities.
The Canadian Red Cross will organize the project, which will involve more than 50,000 Canadian youths.
The first step will be for 2,400 “facilitators,” aged 13 to 17, to put on anti-bullying workshops. The goal is for least 20 young people to be in the audience at each workshop.
The project’s second phase includes three gatherings, led by young people, in Ontario, British Columbia and the Atlantic region. During each gathering, 150 Canadian kids will be empowered to “take action against bullying and discrimination in their communities,” according to a media release from the Canadian Red Cross.
“The Red Cross has been working for many years in Canada to engage youth and harness their leadership to prevent bullying and harassment,” said Conrad Sauvé, Secretary General and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross,” according to the media release.
How would you like to go to Lego school?
That’s just what some kids will get a chance to do, when the new International School of Billund opens in Denmark this August.
The school was built by the owner of Lego, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, who lives in Billund. He is the grandson of the man who founded the company.
And, just like many kids have built Lego towns, billionaire Kristiansen and his family have used their money to build a church, an airport, a library and a theatre in the town of Billund.
The school will be start with kids aged three to seven and expand to include kids up to age 16 by 2015.
Only a quarter of Canadian kids walk or bike to school and that’s not enough, according to a new “report card on physical activity for children and youth.”
Active Healthy Kids Canada (AHKC) is a Canadian charity that encourages children and their parents to get more exercise.
Their report found that only 24 per cent of five to 17-year-olds in Canada use “active transportation” to get to school.
“Active transportation” means not using cars, trains or buses.
On the other hand, their parents were twice as likely to walk to school when they were children.
Every year in its report card, AHKC focuses on one aspect of healthy living.
This year’s theme, “driving,” looked at how much exercise kids are getting when they travel to and from different places near their homes.