It made me sad when they were fighting.
I wish Brenda and Anna were not fighting.
It made me happy when the brother’s problems were solved.
I wish the girl went to a guidance counselor so she knows what to do if she becomes one.
I learned that you can fight with words.
Grade 2 Students
Today I learned that if you have a problem talk to someone you trust
Grade 3 Students
Today I learned that it’s never okay to judge anyone by their outside
I learned today, when you’re sad or mad go see a counsellor
I wish everyone will try not to bully
I know it is okay to say “NO” when someone is bullying you or someone else
I learned about depression and ADHD and friendship. I enjoyed the part where Brenda and Melody fixed their problems
I learned what ADHD is and that if you’re feeling sad or depressed for a long time you can go see a counsellor to talk about your feelings. The most important part was at the end of the program when the two friends solved the problem
I learned that Paul only drank because he thought it was cool, but it is lame. Also I learned it is very dangerous to drink and do drugs under age because it is very harmful. The most important part was when Eric gave Paul the card for the Youth Centre counsellor. The best part was when they though Joanne how to resist Paul at the dance because she didn’t go to his party because there were drugs and alcohol.
I learned never to take any types of drugs, even if my friends are doing it, because it could really damage your body and it can make you hear and see things. Just because it would make you look cool does not mean you should smoke, drink or take drugs. You should never take drugs not matter what. Now I know what drugs do to your body and I will never take any type of drug.
I learned today that the older brother [puppet character Sean] carries around a rock. I am going to carry around a puck because I like hockey and I get depressed a tiny bit. When I get depressed, I am going to touch it and that will make me feel better.
“It made me happy when students were asking questions and they were being answered.” “Today I learned that people with Autism can express themselves in different ways. I wish that we learned new things about Autism every day. I learned that sometimes if you ask people with Autism too many questions, they might get overwhelmed.” “I learned that people with Autism may act differently, but they are still the same.” “Today I learned that there are different types of Autism.” “I wish people understand people with Autism more.” “I learned about Autism and how everyone is good at different things.
Grade 4 Students
I learned that even if your friends say something is cool and you don’t think it is the right thing, to try just say NO. I think the most important part was when Eric was explaining that he was having peer pressure from his friends so he started taking drugs and then learned it was really bad for you. So even if your friends say it is cool, it might not be the right decision for you. I think the best part was when Joanne kept freaking out about the things Eric was telling her about Paul.
“I know how it feels to be bullyed [bullied], because I was bullyed [bullied] last year when I was in grade 4. She would always pull my hat down and throw it on the floor. Once she did it for a month. I turned around and told her to ‘STOP’. She said ‘SORRY’ and I said, ‘it’s OK’ so we became best friend.” PS – I loved your puppet show it was amazing! “Treat people the way you want to be treated. Don’t bully people because of their looks, gender, country.” “It’s great that we have these kinda [kind of] groups, so it teaches kids what to do when you get bully [bullied] and why not to bully of course!”
Grade 5 Students
“I learned all about drugs and how they can turn your life into a mess, how peer pressure is not good and no one should be pressured to do anything they don’t want to do and taking drugs certainly will not make you cool…as well, all the people that say are your friends, but if they were your real friends they would be talking you out of the situation and not pressuring you.”
Grade 6 Student
“I really like the way you [The Concerned Kids] presented and the puppets made me feel like it’s an actual person. I was impressed by the [puppet] accents. Everyone isn’t the same, so we should ask before doing something. The most important part is about the person who needs personal space.” “I learned what consent means: basically, another word for asking permission.”
Grade 7 & 8 Students: UNDERSTANDING CONSENT