Learning Outside the Classroom

posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

On Thursday, June 15, many students had the opportunity to venture outside of the School on one of several field trips!

All Grade 10 students visited the Brokenhead Wetlands Interpretive Trail as well as the Grand Beach Ancient Beach Trail for the day. The goal of the trip was to link topics recently covered in Geography and Science to practical observations and experience. While the focus of the trip was the educational component of the two trails, students also had some time over the lunch break to explore the beach.

Grade 9 students ventured off to the Shakespeare in the Ruins (SIR) production of Romeo and Juliet, which was staged in the Trappist Monastery Ruins in St. Norbert. Students enjoyed the novelty of taking their seats with them to follow the actors to different locations around the monastery for the changes in scene!

As a consequence of exams being earlier this year, the Grade 11 History classes were able to visit Lower Fort Garry without interrupting the exam preparation of other classes. While planning to take advantage of more time and a more relaxed atmosphere, Grade 11s were also aware that the Grade 4 curriculum also called for a visit to the Fort as well, so the two grades organized the trip together! They took part in historical demonstrations, as well as a geocaching activity together. Students were able to travel in multi-age “family” groups, teaching each other things they learned about Manitoba’s past while simultaneously building inter-school relationships that may produce further fruit as they become leaders in Grade 5 and Grade 12 next year.