Rutland Parks and the Walking Curriculum

Andrew Butterworth

Supervisor: Dr. Robert Campbell

City: Kelowna

Occupation: Teacher

Year: 2022


  • Curriculum
  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing


Emerging from the pandemic, I noticed that student mental health was an issue. I aimed to spend more time outdoors with my students as a way to improve physical and mental health. I thought that walking was a great way to achieve both and sought ways that walking could be integrated in the curriculum. My research led me to several different texts and many different locations around Rutland. I hope that my knowledge can help improve the mental well-being of students in my learning community.

Student Biography

Andrew Butterworth is a Grade 7 teacher at Rutland Middle School. He grew up in Kelowna and has always enjoyed spending time outdoors with friends and family.