Students from Kwalikum and Ballenas secondary schools last year talk to a group of Grade 7 students during School District 69 (Qualicum)’s first Grade 7 Health and Wellness Conference. — Filed Photo

Conference to help Grade 7s heading to high school in Qualicum district

The Grade 7 Health and Wellness Conference is slated to take place at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre on April 30.

This is the second year of the conference and it’s expected to have more than 300 students from School District 69 in attendance.

The conference aims to assist and address concerns the students have as they transition into high school. To that end, a variety of presenters have been lined up to touch on a variety of topics and issues. There will be high school students who will be talking about their experiences and challenges.

Island Health representatives will also be present, along with SD69 personnel who will touch on issues that include puberty, health, drugs and alcohol related concerns and ways to cope with stress.

— NEWS Staff

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