Thank you to the Jackman Institute of Child Study Grade 4 & 5 students and faculty for an incredible week up north. Our time was spent deepening our connections with one another and the winter environment as our time spent amongst the trees was filled with cross-country skiing, hiking, fire building, playing broomball, participating in teambuilding initiatives, and tobogganing. Between all the activities we focused on strengthening our understanding of empathy and how to be an engaged member of the JICS community. Wishing you all the best throughout the rest of the school year and looking forward to our paths crossing again soon!
Thank you to the Holy Trinity School Grade 4’s & Student Leaders for an incredible week up north. We were able to take full advantage of our time amongst the trees exploring new activities such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fire building, tobogganing as well as many others. Between all the outdoor activities, students took time to deepen their understanding of friendship and how to empathize with others, celebrating their unique strengths and the diversity of their community. We wish you all the best for the remainder of your school year and look forward to seeing you in the fall in Grade 5.
Five years ago the idea of an Upper Elementary winter trip was born, and it finally happened! The grade 4-6 students got off the bus, pulled on their winter gear and headed out for a walk across the lake to the ice wall. It was an excellent way to kick off the afternoon after a long bus ride from London. Broomball, tobogganing, cross-country skiing, crafts, and snowshoeing filled our days. We talked about the important ingredients of a successful community, and danced and sang up a storm! It was an incredible inaugural trip together under the beautiful stars, and we cannot wait to share more time together in the coming years.
Thank you to the Branksome Hall Rowing Team and Duke of Ed. Students for the amazing time spent together up north. The energy and intention you all brought to the program was incredible. Whether you were cross-country skiing, walking across the lake to the ice wall, competing for Iron Chef champion, building quinzees or spending time around the campfire it is clear that this time together strengthened your connection to yourself, your peers, and the winter environment. We are grateful for our time together and wish you all the best throughout the rest of the school year.
What a week! Cross-country skiing, fire building, broomball, vertical playground, tobogganing, ice fishing, and so much more. We had the pleasure to work with the Greenwood College School Grade 10 student and faculty near Bancroft, Ontario enjoying the beautiful Cedar Ridge Camp and the wondering Canadian winter weather.
Thank you to The York School Grade 9 ICE students and teachers for an incredible week. This unique program blended a winter wall tent expedition and time in-camp to craft an incredible experience for these students. The entire grade was able to take full advantage of what the program had to offer by trying a variety of new activities and refining a number of expedition skills. With their infectious energy and open-minded approach, these students were able to deepen their connection to themselves, their peers, the winter environment, and the greater York School community. We are grateful for the moments we shared together in the snowy forest, around the campfire, and while looking up at the stars. Wishing you all the best throughout the rest of the school year and looking forward to seeing you all in the fall.
Thank you to the Greenwood College School Grade 7 students for a fantastic program. Students took full advantage of their time in the snow cross-country skiing, tubing, snowshoeing, playing broomball, and skating, amongst other activities. Between all of the outdoor activities, the grade focused on deepening their understanding of how to be a good friend and how they can have a healthy impact on their community. These students were truly able to strengthen their connection to one another through sharing moments of laughter, telling stories around the campfire, and taking time to look at the beautiful starry sky together. We are grateful for the time we spent together and wish you all the best throughout the rest of your school year.
Thank you to the Greenwood College School Grade 9 Students and Faculty for an incredible week. Whether students were supporting one another on the high ropes elements, learning how to ice climb or creating and sleeping in their own quinzees; these students really made the most of their time together. Students also had the opportunity to participate in a workshop focused on their personal leadership strengths and discuss skills they are hoping to continue to grow as the year progresses. We are grateful for the time we were able to spend with the Greenwood College School community and wish you all the best in the rest of school year!
We are so happy we were able to spend the last few days with the Grade 11 Students and Faculty of Greenwood College School. With fresh, powdery snow and clear, blue skies, our days were filled with cross country skiing, snowshoeing, broomball competitions and spending as much time outside as possible. Students also spent time participating in ALIVE Workshops where we discussed how to tackle difficult thinking traps and the importance of different leadership styles and skills. Many thanks to the students and faculty that made this incredible week possible. All the best throughout the rest of your year!
We are so grateful for the time we were able to spend with the Grade 11 Students and Faculty of Bayview Glen Independent School this winter season. Our mornings were filled with endless winter activities, afternoons spent in workshops focused on our personal strengths, and evenings filled with laughter and sharing stories about new skills and connections created throughout the day. Many thanks to the Students and Faculty of Bayview Glen that made this week such a success and all the best throughout the rest of your term!
A week filled with new adventures and new connections! We are so grateful for the students’ willingness to try new things and step outside their comfort zones. Our days were filled with fire building, cross country skiing, snow tubing, and most importantly, taking time to just be with one another in nature. Many thanks to the students and faculty who joined us this week and wishing the entire St. Clement’s community all the best throughout the rest of the school year.
This past week, the Grade 3 and 4 Students, Student Leaders and Faculty of Royal St. George’s College joined ALIVE Outdoors for three days filled with tobogganing, cross country skiing, winter hikes, building fires and of course – s’mores! Throughout our full days of winter fun, students were able to deepen their connections to one another, their school community and the natural world around them. We are grateful for the time we were able to spend with the Royal. St. George’s College community and wish you all the best throughout the rest of the winter term!