An important facet of any private school is to keep students engaged, interested and energized. For boarding students this is a very important task, as it must be done well for nearly every waking hour – including after school, after supper and on weekends. At King’s-Edgehill School we pride ourselves on offering students enjoyment, enrichment and education during regular class time as well as after hours and on weekends.
Whether it is venturing to Acadia to watch the musical, “Grease,” in which students were thoroughly captivated by the musical production, or a Grade 12 graduation trip to play laser tag with longtime peers, there is no shortage of things to do for King’s-Edgehill students.
For students interested in sports, King’s-Edgehill recently introduced a 3-on-3-basketball league that meets every Wednesday evening; and weekend evenings are full of surprises, including a recent Ping-Pong tournament in the gym.
In order to keep things fresh and stimulating, the extracurricular activities available to KES boarding students vary in scope. Take for example this past April, when various KES students had the opportunity to participate in a day trip to Peggy’s Cove, a trip to see the Harlem Globetrotters, and some Friday night cooking events (including guacamole and fajitas, and another dessert night; both hosted by the ESL teachers).
This winter some KES boarding students were lucky enough to venture out of province to ski at Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec. These students were not only given the opportunity to downhill ski, but were also given the opportunity to experience dogsledding and participate in activities at the Quebec winter carnival, Carnaval du Quebec.
Regardless of the activities, KES’ after-hours and weekend programming is planned with the same careful thought and consideration as those run during the regular school day. These activities are designed to enrich students by either teaching them life skills, allowing them to form bonds with their peers, showing them first-hand what the result of hard work and determination can produce, or exposing them to other cultures and languages at a level many children their age do not have the opportunity to experience.
"Well that looks fun, but what time will I have to go to bed?" If you know a child eager to apply but with questions still looming, flip through our downloadable photojournal, A Day in the Life of a King's-Edgehill School Boarding Student.