Healthy High schools!
In the education system, students are only required to take physical education 9 & 10; they despise this requirement for the mundane activities and unoriginal sports that gym teachers usually choose to teach. My talk is the about the idea of combining a physical education and a health and nutrition course for grades 11& 12. After high school when students leave home, they are required to keep themselves healthy by eating properly, exercising on a regular basis, and balancing their course load. With this course, students would learn the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the skills to lead a more successful life post-secondary. The course would introduce different types of physical activity that students may have not been exposed to otherwise, for example curling or squash. This could instill a lifelong interest for fitness and health and subsequently be an advantage to the government because citizens would be taking care of themselves and thus costing less to the healthcare system. This talk would show the importance of wellbeing that is somewhat ignored by high school students.