Private Saskatchewan high school builds interpersonal skills through international connections

    Ten students experienced a travel adventure extraordinaire

    REGINA, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - Western Christian College and High School helped
train students to receive the education of a lifetime, thousands of miles from
home. Recently, ten students enjoyed an inter-cultural learning opportunity in
Antwerp, Belgium and China. Students were part of a Let's Start Talking
mission focus group that teaches English using books from the Bible as text.
In addition to learning about a different culture, customs and food, Western's
students discovered what it was like to be the foreigner. This amazing
opportunity to travel and serve others also placed students in a citizenship
role, not only for Western Christian, but also for Saskatchewan and Canada.
They were immersed in the daily life and ritual of their host community, a
very different environment from Regina, Saskatchewan. Students from the
2008 Let's Start Talking program learned the importance of volunteerism,
diversity of peoples and the impact that one individual can make for the
positive in any community whether home or abroad.
    Students raised funds for their travel, and experienced a unique
faith-sharing through teaching. Their wholehearted participation made the 2008
trip another resounding success.
    "We are proud to be aligned with the Let's Start Talking team that
contributes not only to the citizens of Regina, but that has an academic and
global reach, as well," said Kevin Vance, President of Western Christian
College and High School.
    Traveling abroad is an enlightening experience, which can create a
lasting impact on a student's outlook on the world.

    About Western Christian College and High School: providing Christian
education for over 63 years. The Christian school has roots in the communities
of Radville and Weyburn Saskatchewan plus Dauphin, Manitoba. The school
lifestyle embodies clean living, with zero tolerance for bullying, violence,
drugs and alcohol. Western Christian is "Changing lives one student at a
    Current facilities include a 1,000 seat conference room with banqueting
capability for over 500; this includes the second largest auditorium and
second largest gymnasium in Regina. Facilities are available for private

For further information:

For further information: about Let's Start Talking or Western Christian
College and High School education programs or services, please contact: Karen
Cooper, (306) 545-1515 X 231

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