Healthy Schools BC Stories

Community: Nakusp
School Name: Nakusp Secondary
School District: SD010
Health Authority: Interior Health Authority
School Level: Secondary
Category: Positive Mental Health
Inquiry: Yes
CSH Approach: No
Receieved HSN Grant: No
Date Submitted: 25/09/2018
Supporting Documents:
Haley Barton
Community Organization / Association

Creating a Relaxing Student Lounge Through Sewing & Lighting

We are developing the school’s student lounge. It is a space which could use unique lighting, textured fabrics, and colors to enhance the mood and mental wellness of the school community.

Our Inquiry Question was:

How will students working together and contributing to improving the physical space and the physical environment of the student lounge impact student mental well-being?

This project fit with one of our overall school goals: "build better connections between teachers, support staff, administration, and students in order to support students in developing the emotional well-being for learning.” Since one of the students’ goals is to further establish the lounge, it made sense to create class projects to help them achieve their goal. Being heard, promotes emotional well-being. This promotion of emotional well-being only enhances student learning opportunities throughout the day.