Over the Thanksgiving weekend, a small group of students headed to the South Shore of this province with high hopes of breathing in the salty air and enjoying the vibrant fall colours.
Well, 80km an hour winds and 45mm of rain later, the South Shore was stripped of its fall colours and the seas were churned into a cloudy mess. With slumped shoulders, I felt like the weekend was a loss but looked up to find 16 smiling faces ready to make the most of our time together. With lifted spirits, we headed to the high seas for 6 hours of surfing. We also explored The Town of Liverpool with one of the most competitive scavenger hunts of all time, and then belly laughed into the wee hours of morning with a series of theatrical challenges including best make-your-own-mustache and best movie scene re-enactment. Despite the crazy weather and many activity cancellations, the trip was salvaged by the positivity, adaptability and sheer playfulness of this amazing group of students.
As we bundled back into vans to return to School, students in the back seat could be heard saying, "This was the best trip ever. Let’s all go next year!" As chaperones, there is nothing that makes us happier.
A huge thank you to Mr. Huck, Mr. Dietrich and Ms. Sullivan for being a part of the energy that made this trip a great one.
From 'good morning' to 'good night', KES students are active and engaged. Find out what our boarding students are up to in our downloadable photojournal, A Day in the Life of a King's-Edgehill School Boarding Student.