Ridley College Weekend Update

It was a busy weekend for students at Ridley College. There were no classes on Saturday, instead it was a volunteer service day and students participated in various activities to help the community.  Nineteen students joined Ms. Auld and Ms. Kubu at the Short Hills Park for the annual “Trash Bash.”

Kennedy holding a snake that was found in a pile of discarded roof shingles in the Short Hills Park

The Girls and Boys Rugby teams were both away at their respective CAIS tournaments. Each team exhibited excellent effort and showed great promise for the upcoming season.

Ridley College Boys Rugby at Crescent School - CAIS tournament
Ridley College Girls Rugby at CAIS tournament

Congratulations to the Grade 12 drama students and Mr. Sweeney who traveled to Stratford, Ontario on Sunday to participate in the Shakespeare Challenge.  The students placed 3rd out of 115 Ontario schools for their scene from Cymbeline.  They were awarded a trophy and $2,000.00 for their 3rd place finish.

Ridley College Gr. 12 drama students present Cymbeline for the Stratford Shakespeare Challenge

Students also traveled to Toronto to see the stage production of ‘War Horse’ at the Princess of Wales Theatre on Saturday evening and on Sunday forty-five of our students participated in the Conference of Independent Schools’ Music Festival at Roy Thomson Hall.

Ridley College Singers at Conference of Independent Schools Music Festival at Roy Thomson Hall - Toronto

The VEX Robotics team is returning from Anaheim, California today after being away for the World VEX Robotics Championships where they finished 3rd out of 100 teams in the Science Division. Team 1509’s machine programmed by Igal F. with wingman Jon P. finished 6th in the world in the programmer challenge out of 4,800! Congrats!

Ridley College team 1509B in a match at the World VEX Robotics Championships in California

Hope everyone had a great weekend!