When looking for a boarding school you want only the best for your child. At King's-Edgehill School, we take that challenge seriously. However, as any good parent knows, there is more to education than just learning. We understand that a broad range of weekend activities is important part of the boarding experience and also valuable for your child’s education. Located in lovely Windsor, Nova Scotia, there are several activities your child can engage in that not only let them grow as a well- rounded person, but also relax and have some fun. Here are some of the many activities our students enjoy on their weekends:
The Great Outdoors and Scenic Visits
For those students who can’t get enough of the great outdoors, we offer hikes, outdoors activities like trail rides, and more. We also organize visits to several of the local natural sights around Nova Scotia. One of the most popular of these is Peggy’s Cove; this rustic fishing community is known for its classic rural charm. It has several places of note such as the breathtaking St. John’s Anglican Church and the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse. Another nationally recognized outdoor activity is the opportunity to spend the day hiking Cape Split on the shore of the Bay Of Fundy. The Cape Split hiking trail is located less than 30 minutes from our campus.
Here at KES we also enjoy special events for the holidays. A recent event enjoyed by our students was a visit to a Victorian Christmas on the Hill celebration at Citadel Hill National Park in Halifax. This fall we also helped celebrate Thanksgiving by visiting a giant corn maze and participating in the world famous pumpkin regatta parade.
Hockey is not only the national sport of Canada - it was founded right here in Windsor, Nova Scotia by students of KES in the early 1800’s. Many of our students enjoy our watching local CHL team. The CHL (Canadian Hockey League) is a very popular league throughout Canada with an average attendance of 7,000 spectators. The 2013 CHL Champion Mooseheads play their home games in nearby Halifax at the Scotiabank Centre. Moosehead games regularly draw close to 10,000 fans and our students love the opportunity to attend games and soak in the atmosphere.For those who have never been to a hockey game, its truly unique experience as part of the cultural fabric of sporting in Canada.
For basketball fans, we are also lucky to have a professional basketball team playing at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. Attending an Halifax Rainmen game is another activity enjoyed by many of our students.
Shopping Malls And Other Entertainment Stops
One area of relaxation our students enjoy is a day spent at our local malls followed by supper and an evening watching a movie at the cinema. There are several major shopping centers less that one hour from KES in the greater Halifax area. These include four of Atlantic Canada’s largest shopping complexes in the Mic Mac Mall, the Halifax Shopping Centre, Bayer’s Lake and Dartmouth Crossing. With a school week full of sporting and other outdoor activities, many of students appreciate the time just to sit back, relax, and take in the sights.
As you can see, the local community offers KES’s students a wide range of relaxing activities after their studies are done. It doesn’t matter if they’re looking to enjoy our local malls, catch a movie, enjoy the great outdoors, celebrate the holidays, or attend a sporting event - there is plenty to do to when their studies are complete. Remember, having relaxing weekend activities not only help you to relax - they also make you a better student.
Learn more about A Day in the Life of a King’s Edgehill School. Download a copy of our PhotoJournal, A Day at King's-Edgehill School.