Salamanders, field voles, tree frogs, oh my! These were just a few of the woodland critters that the Grade 7 & 8 students met on their adventure at Ridley’s own Burgoyne Outdoor Education and Research Centre (BOERC).
The Grade 7s built debris thatch shelters and explored the woodland’s natural percussions.
The Grade 8s investigated a few more critters and different vegetation on an ecosystem scavenger hunt, and interpreted the landscape with impressionistic watercolours and oil pastels en plein air.
What a day! The sunshine in the afternoon made for an enjoyable, summer-like hike around the property along the marked blue trail and bog walk.
Ridley College has always been a pooch friendly environment and with all the dogs on campus it was about time a dog walking club was started. Almost every housemaster has at least one dog, Mr. Leigh has Lucy – his black lab and you can find Ms. Schultz’s dog usually by her side. So, Ms. Magee decided to start a dog walking club for Lower School students. Students take the dogs for nice long walks around the Ridley campus which provides both the students and dogs with exercise – some pooches give more exercise than others – Ms. Cousins – I think Sammy may be one of them!
“Christmas on the Radio: A Holiday Musical for Dreamers”
The Lower School put on their Christmas play yesterday afternoon to a packed house in the Mandeville Theatre. The play was a musical entitled “Christmas on the Radio: A Holiday Musical for Dreamers”. The play takes place during the 1950s and is about a girl named Betty whose dream is to sing on the radio. The JK/SK students performed as part of a pre-concert performance. The intermediate choir and a few grade 7 & 8 instrumentalists perform throughout the play. Check out the video from the performance – the children did an amazing job!