Poetry limbers up the imagination and is a true art form that packs emotional punch. We saw first-hand the power of poetry in our Junior School Assembly on Wednesday, February 26th, when thirteen students from Grades 7 through 9 stepped forward to recite their favourite poems. There was a plethora of styles, ranging from original creations to Shakespearean sonnets, free verse to rhyming schemes. Themes of friendship, faith, ecology and society were explored. You could hear a pin drop as students recited their chosen poems, making us laugh, sigh, and think carefully about the messages conveyed.
Topics: Academics at KES
On Wednesday, January 22nd, Dalhousie University hosted its latest Math Circles evening. Two visiting professors from Mount Saint Vincent University, Dr. Danielle Cox and Dr. Douglas Whitaker, provided an interesting workshop on the games SET and Spot It! SET is a card game with a deck of unique cards that differ in four features: number of shapes (1, 2 or 3), shape design (diamond, squiggle or oval), shading (solid, striped, or open), and colour (red, green, or purple). With 9 cards revealed, the object is to find a “set” of three cards that, for each one of the four categories (number, shape, shading and colour) are either all the same or all different. It is a great game of observation, logical reasoning and focus.