It has been an active week at Fulford Academy! We have said “so long” to the friends we made who were part of the Summer Camp Program and we have given a warm welcome to our incoming 4 Week Summer School Students.
Highlights from Last Week:
Welcome to our 4 Week Summer School Participants
Our newest students have arrived! This week we welcomed a group of Turkish students from Bahcesehir Koleji as well as several new students joining us for our 4 Week Summer School Program. Wednesday marked the official arrival day of the program and gave students the opportunity to get to the dorm, get comfortable in their new rooms and relax before intake day on Thursday. Thursday began with an excellent brunch served by our chefs in the kitchen, followed by each student learning which House they’ve been assigned to for the summer. After meeting their teachers and fellow Housemates, students received their uniforms, had their student photo taken and proceeded to the dorm to complete Admissions, Business and Health documentation. The rest of the day was allocated to gym time, games in the common room, dinner, and a trip to the local Walmart for some shopping needs!
Students in our Writers Craft course have been researching and creating Fairy Tales, Fables and Legends while reading their personal novels in preparation for a book report that they will be writing, while our Media Studies course has been evaluating and analyzing different sources of promotional media while learning about techniques, regulations and fake advertising that exists in the world around us.
Mrs. Murray’s Grade 12 Geography Summer School students have been studying Natural Resources where they are defining and learning about different perspectives to manage natural resources. Students completed an activity where they used marshmallows to represent fish in a common fishing pool and they investigated the “Tragedy of the Commons” theory – the principle of what is good for one is good for all of resource management.
The gr. 11s are learning about water and how it shapes the landscape with Mrs. Murray and Ms. Yucel – one of our BAU EBF interns. Under the direction of Ms. Yucel, they are creating posters to inform the public about the warning signs of and what to do in the case of a Tsunami. We will continue with Film Fridays this week as we watch “The Impossible”, a Hollywood film about the events of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
Some of our Summer School students took part in last weekend’s trip to Ottawa to watch the Ottawa Fury FC soccer match! What an awesome experience to see a live, professional experience = topped by the opportunity to meet and take photos with some of the players after the game!!
This weekend, our students will have the chance to beat the summer heat at the beach at St. Lawrence Park in Brockville. The day will end with a trip to Prescott, Ontario to watch an outdoor production in the harbour performed as part of the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival.
On Sunday, students will head to our Nation’s Capital, Ottawa, for an amazing viewing of the Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill!
It’s a long weekend in Ontario this weekend which means there is no school on Monday! Instead, students will travel to the beautiful city of Kingston, Ontario for a picnic in the downtown area.
Next week, students can expect to do some Spirit Week activities and take new House Photos!
You can stay up-to-day on all of our Residential Life Activities by checking out our Event Calendar on our website!