KES students recently volunteered at the Wolfville Walk for Alzheimer’s, showing their support for Nova Scotian’s facing dementia. Our students were in charge of directing participants along the 5 km course throughout the town of Wolfville, and they did a fantastic job at cheering and encouraging the community members with bright smiles along the route. The event was also pet friendly, and in addition to the many dogs out for an evening stroll, there was also a therapeutic petting zoo set up onsite that our students loved!
The volunteer experience was a great way to learn more about a disease that can effect our family, friends, and loved ones. We are looking forward to taking part again next year with an even bigger group from our School, and supporting the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia.
In our annual celebration of Shakespeare, my English 8S class wrote a condensed version of Romeo & Juliet and performed it for an enthusiastic group of Grade 7 and 8 students. They learned about the importance of outdoor theatre and paid respect to the history of performing at a time before electricity. Although our theatre can offer an incredible amount of resources to put on unbelievable plays and musicals, we also have countless areas around campus which form a natural amphitheater for students to enjoy performances in a natural setting. This space, in particular, was created by coincidence as it sits directly behind our new turf, creating a natural stage with the woods as a backdrop.
“Deconstruction Art” originated by the philosopher Jacques Derrida. Deconstruction is an approach to understanding the relationship between text and meaning (in the usage of language). In Art: The act of breaking something down into separate parts in order to understand its meaning, especially when this is different from how it was previously understood.
Three students in my Grade 10 Art class, Noah Szymanis, Ethan Hiscott and Patrick Browne decided to try this technique for their sculpture unit. Using one laptop computer and a moderator, they deconstructed the two pieces and saved all the parts including the screws, etc. After this, they composed a design using all of the parts on a 4 feet x 4 feet Masonite board. Because they wanted the audience to focus on the design, they spray painted it white and then black on one side. The gold touches are to emphasize the interesting design pieces. The mural is almost completed, and when it is, it will be permanently displayed in the Tech Office across from the Slounge. Amazing work, gentlemen!
I hope you enjoy viewing the beautiful paintings by our Grade 10 artists.
Recently, our Grade 7 students took their learning outdoors and stepped into the woods and fields of the Annapolis Valley and the spectacular beaches of the Minas Basin. The students explored a section of Nova Scotia’s coastline where the rich red mud and abrupt cliffs contrast with the fresh green of new spring growth.
The boys returned Saturday from the Table Tennis Provincials in Cape Breton. In the individual competition on Friday, KES had two athletes on the podium with Tin Long (Anson) Chan finishing strong and winning the GOLD medal and Haichuan (River) Qi earning the BRONZE.
On Saturday during the team competition, our boys came out ready to play and ended up winning the GOLD medal! It was a great weekend!