Wellness: PSHE

In PSHE, even though I was not here for that unit, we learned about Wellness. Wellness is a huge topic and to just talk about wellness is impossible because it has so many sub-topics. Emotional, physical, social, mental, spiritual/ethical, financial and vocational are all factors that contribute to wellness. For the part of grade 10 I was here for, I experienced many things that contributed to my wellness. The question here to ask is what factors are needed to keep a person physically, mentally/emotionally, socially and spiritually well? To be physically well, an average person should try to do 3 hours of sports a week at least. To be emotionally/mentally well, you should think about how you feel and maybe it would help to talk to someone if you are feeling down. For being socially well, try to hang around people who make you happy, and people who make school fun. Last but not least, to be spiritually well, try sleeping a lot, having me-time. For example, going out is fun, but it is also important to have some quiet time, watch a movie or read a book all by yourself.

For me, I think I was rather physically, socially and emotionall/metally well. With this I mean, I took part of soccer, and after the season ended, I occasionally go running and do some at home workouts. For socially, I hang out with my friends time-to-time, I go shopping, have a sleepover, or even go to dinner with them. Also, I joined the Sustainability Project, founded by Maho, which I think is loads of fun because you get to sit down with your friends and talk about what matters in the world and what is important. Lastly, for my emotional/mental well being, I sometimes just think about how I feel a certain day, and sometimes see how I could improve, etc. On the other hand, I could improve on my spiritual well-being. By this I mean, I need to go to bed earlier because I am constantly tired, and that is not good for my wellness.


Freedom of Expression

Due to the Charlie Hebdo magazine flouting the ban on visually representing the prophet Muhammad, their headquarters were attacked.

According to The New York Times, after the terror attack: “French authorities began aggressive enforcements of a law against supporting or justifying terrorism, including arrests of people who spoke admiringly about the shootings at Charlie Hebdo”.

On the other hand, the freedom of speech does state that people have a right to express their concerns, feeling or opinions, without censorship, restraint or legal penalty. Therefore the real question to ask here is: How far can you express your feelings until it can become hate speech?

According to people, what the magazine did was ‘hate speech’, which in some ways is correct. As mentioned earlier, now there are laws against “supporting or justifying terrorism”, which the magazine did not do. But they did make fun of a certain person, which then makes it hate speech.

To answer the question stated earlier, you can express your opinions, concerns or feeling, however, the second we start inciting violence, such as advocating for terrorism, it is no longer freedom of speech, but hate speech.


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Chapitre 7 – Mise en Train

Tu as Compris?

Activity 1:

  1. How does Bruno feel at the beginning of the story?
    1. Bruno feels sad and not so good that he is out of shape.
  2. What three things do Céline and Hector ask him about?
    1. Céline and Hector ask him if he eats enough, if he eats healthy and if he is doing any sports.
  3. What do they suggest to help him feel better?
    1. They both suggest that he needs to eat more fruits and that he needs to go to the gym.
  4. Where do Hector and Bruno go? What do they do there?
    1. They go to the gym, at first they bike and they dance.
  5. How does Bruno feel at the end of the story?
    1. He in pain because he hurt his ankle.

Activity 2:

  1. c
  2. c
  3. b
  4. b
  5. c
  6. b


Activity 3:

  1. find out what is wrong with Bruno?
  2. give him advice?
  3. justify their advice?
  4. offer encouragement?
    What does Bruno say to …
  5. tell how he’s feeling?
  6. express his discouragement?
  7. complain about an injury?
  8. express his annoyance with his friend?


Activity 4:

  1. b
  2. c
  3. a
  4. d


Activity 5:

Et maintenant, à toi

Qu’est-ce que tu penses des conseils que les amis de Bruno lui donnent? Qu’est-ce que tu voudrais lui conseiller, toi? Qu’est-ce que tu fais quand tes amis te donnent des conseils sur ta santé?