Grade 8 Fully Charged Conference

Growing up in a digital age
Eleven Grade 8 students travelled to St. Michaels University School in Victoria on Jan. 26 to attend the Grade 8 Fully Charged Leadership Conference.
This conference was organized by Grade 8s for Grade 8s and featured a jam-packed day of workshops and presentations where participants had the opportunity to explore the realities of growing up in a digital age.
In addition to meeting other Grade 8 students from different schools, Coco Z., Erica H., Sebastian S., Gunnar P., Gregor T., Brianna H., Joanna Z., Catherine A., Ruby C., Charlie B., and Grace L. learned about a wide variety of hot-button topics, including digital citizenship, careers in technology, gratitude in a fast-paced age and fake news.
Charlie B. and Coco Z. said that they both felt that attending a successful student-run conference had inspired them to try to plan a similar fun event at Shawnigan and had given them pointers on how a conference should be run. Erica H. also shared she liked the diverse group of people and enjoyed the group activities: “My groups were really fun, as I learned a lot from the group work and took something away from each gathering."

—Submitted by Mrs. Jennifer Hutchins (Grade 8 Program Coordinator)

Shawnigan Lake School is an independent boarding school on Canada's West Coast. Our modern, diverse and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders.
Shawnigan Lake School is a co-educational boarding school on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The school is home to nationally-ranked academics, arts and athletics, with 100 per cent of graduates accepted to university.