In their Grade 10 year at YHS, students have the opportunity to apply to be in the GO! (Get Outside!) Program, as an alternative to the traditional Physical & Health Education (PHE) stream. The GO! Cohort program aims to promote self-discovery, leadership, interactive social skills, as well as a more holistic understanding of the natural world through experiential, adventure, and environmental education. Over the course of the year and within the regular timetable, GO Program students are exposed to a variety of outdoor activities and pursuits, including hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, biking, snowshoeing, and bouldering.
Students will cover important health content related to mental health, substance use, sexual education, and nutrition. Students also receive three certifications as part of the program: Introduction to Wilderness First Aid, Avalanche Safety Training Level 1, and Paddle Canada Basic Kayaking Skills.
For questions in regards to the GO! Program, please contact Katrina Brennan, the Outdoor Education Coordinator, at [email protected]