It is easier to build strong, resilient boys than to repair shattered, broken men.
– Frederick Douglass
On Wednesday 21 November, Year 10 students completed their final session of The P.R.I.D.E Program, an initiative run through Menslink. The course is designed to target areas of concern for boys and men in contemporary society and empower them with improved knowledge, understanding and practical strategies for effectively navigating their way beyond these adversaries. The P.R.I.D.E program is being run in several schools in the ACT and St Edmund’s College has been privileged to have had Michael, one of the mentors from Menslink work closely with our students.
While the program has 13 modules, our Year 10 students engaged with four of theme. Each unit was implemented with a specific focus and a targeted approach so as to work in conjunction with themes in our current pastoral care program.
Overall, the students and staff at the College have found the connection with Menslink invaluable and look forward to working with them in 2019 and beyond to help build young boys into resilient men.
Leanne Gair (Head of Treacy House)