Cops N Kids
On April 24th, 78 students from six Chignecto Family high schools – Springhill, River Hebert, Pugwash, Parrsboro, Amherst, and Oxford – met at the Tim Horton’s Children’s Camp in Tatamagouche for the second Cumberland County RCMP Cops N Kids Leadership Weekend. Over the course of three days and two nights the students engaged in several advisory discussions. The RCMP Commanding Officer in Nova Scotia, Assistant Commissioner Brian Brennan, met with the group on Friday and had interactive discussions with the students. Over the weekend, other discussions were based around healthy relationships, violence in relationships, bullying and cyberbullying, empathy, gender roles, stereotypes, consent, and student leadership. It weekend ended with a reflection on youth engagement, future plans, and acceptance of each other.