This past weekend, Grade 12 Prefect and campus North Star, Katie Goddard and her horse Harley, won first place at the Eastern Canadian Eventing Championships held at Strathgartney, Prince Edward Island.
The King’s-Edgehill Cooking Club started a new year on September 19th. We made crepes last class and we plan to make crispy Korean beef on October 3rd. Cooking club is a chance for students to try new flavours from around the world and to share favourite family recipes.
Weight room supervisors are senior students (Grades 11 & 12) who ensure that student-athletes use the weight room safely. These student-leaders are trained in Emergency First Aid and also take part in the Weight Room Supervisor Workshop. They volunteer their time to make the free-weight rooms available to their fellow students. Other students are not able to access the free-weight areas without a staff/faculty member or a Weight Room Supervisor present. I would like to thank these students in advance for their selfless leadership and contribution to our School community.
This year all of the junior girls living in Richardson Hall are new to our School. These twelve girls who are from China, Mexico and Canada are learning to celebrate and share their cultures and traditions to create a nice bond and, hopefully, long-lasting friendships.
We started the school year with a big win. With the help of our four enthusiastic Stewards: Amelia, Hidemi, Svenja and Yerin, all of our girls became a united group with a common goal: to help raise funds to help with cancer research. The Terry Fox Run took place at KES on September 15th and there were different fundraising activities organized by the different flats/houses. Mrs. Shields, our biggest Terry Fox promoter in our School, encourages us every year by issuing a Flat Challenge. It is always tough. Students come up with great ideas and everybody is willing to help in some way.
This year, besides the Terry Fox Foundation, Richardson Hall was a winner. We all worked hard for a noble cause. We are going to enjoy a nice pizza night. Not bad for rookies!
Learning to play a new piece is challenging enough, but throw into the mix the fact that it has to fit a documentary film, adds another element to the task. Here is an example of this in a short clip that brings IB musicians together after some have been away with our Cadet Corps to Holland for the past week and a bit. On top of that, those students didn't even arrive home until 3:00am and they were all in School first thing later that morning and ready to shoot. This video shows performers and technicians getting direction for a short introduction of a Vulfpeck song, Back Pocket. The Holland trip players had never heard this piece before that day. In the clip, you'll hear "music room, take 5". This illustrates a couple of things: everything takes practice and eventually, things come together satisfactorily. It also exposes the capability of these musicians, focusing and coming together quickly. I am happy that our music students got this opportunity to witness this experience. People seldom consider the planning that goes into the amalgamation of music, staging, timing and purpose. The video also gives an honest glimpse of the fun, comradery and potential of our IB Music Class. This is a work in progress, but I can assure you that the finished project will turn more than a few heads; literally!