LNG Expo a game-changer for Prince Rupert students

30 students took in the GameChanger Youth Expo from Prince Rupert in Vancouver

At the last school board meeting, Prince Rupert area (SD52) school board members heard from Charles Hays Secondary School’s vice-principal Carla Rourke and students Kathy Nguyen and Ezekiel Appollos on a report of a trip that 30 Charles Hays’ (CHSS) and Pacific Coast School students took in Vancouver.

Students and staff experienced the GameChanger Youth Expo, a part of the 2015 LNG in BC Conference in Vancouver.

“The GameChanger Expo gave the students a chance to see different presentations on energy and LNG as well as the opportunity to ask difficult questions and use their critical thinking skills,” Rourke wrote in an email, adding that 28 of the 30 students were in Grade 10.

As part of their trip, which also included district career coordinator Sebastien Paquet, the students visited Vancouver Aquarium, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) as well as Science World.

“Students were given the chance to ask delegates their questions at a dinner held for them and other youth. They had access to relevant training and career information through the post-secondary institutions fair at the Career Expo,” Rourke wrote.

Guest speakers and a job exploration event also greeted the students, and the presenters to the board noted that the students appreciated the opportunity to ask questions about the nature of the LNG industry and its impacts on a community and the environment.

 

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