Happy New Year! How wonderful it is to reconnect with our King’s-Edgehill community as 2020 begins. As students and staff share stories about their holiday travels and traditions, it is great to remember those local families who benefited from our Youth-in-Action Christmas Giving campaign. Our beautifully decorated Christmas tree no longer graces the entrance to our Performing Arts Centre, but thoughts of the toys, gifts and food bank items, now in the hands of local families, can put smiles on our faces. It is pleasing to know that the collected items were delivered just before Christmas and shared with many families in need in our Windsor area. In addition to the gifts under the tree, a cheque for $370 was presented to Harvest House, our local soup kitchen in Windsor. The money was raised from our final Dress Down Day of 2019.
On Wednesday evening, the KES Pipe Band took to the streets of Falmouth for some celebratory "chanter caroling". Thirteen students played Deck the Halls and Jingle Bells on their practice chanter, an instrument that students learn to play before they take hold of the mighty highland bagpipes. If these students keep it up, this caroling tradition is due to get a bit louder each year. Congratulations to this wonderful crew!
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This past Friday, our Junior Robotics team, represented by Nicolas Sanchez Benet, Ezra Sasaki, Antonio Landry, Gianni Landry, Will Larder, Vincent Armstrong, Sachaa Rudrum-Bhimji and Alex Graham, travelled to the NSCC Lunenburg Campus to compete in the annual First Lego League Robotics Competition. This year’s First Lego League competition was titled “City Shapers” and featured challenges and projects related to building and city engineering. The competition involved solving a series of robotic challenges and presenting solutions to a water problem that the group had identified. The team worked hard all morning, competing with their robot and then presenting their robot design, innovative project and team core values to a series of judges.
Logic and puzzles go together like bread and butter. On Wednesday, November 20th, Sarah Meng Li, an undergraduate Mathematics student at Dalhousie University, challenged all of the participants at the Math Circles event to think like mathematicians. The focus was on solving puzzles and the challenge was to see how many of the problems presented could be solved.