At this time of year, it is easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of life and we can all be guilty of thinking only about ourselves and what we are struggling with. One of the best ways to take me away from these thoughts occurred last Thursday, when J.N. Burnett Secondary shut down regular classes and instead had students participate in a series of conferences/workshops focused on Social Responsibility. Each student went to their homeroom class and was given a schedule for the day that included guest speakers like:
The highlight of the day (for me, personally) was the 13th Annual Seniors Brunch, where the Leadership class, led by Ms. Leslie Cain, invited over 120 guests from neighboring care homes and Community Centres.
|Here they come!|
The Senior’s Brunch is that time of the year that J.N. Burnett opens their doors to welcome and appreciate our seniors. Ever since I entered high school, I would always see this yearly event and wonder what is it for? Is it just to appreciate seniors? Is it an event that leadership class prepares every year? Yes, it is all of those things, but being able to participate made me realize how much more there is to it. “Doing the actual event is only 10 percent of the work, 90 percent is planning and organizing the event, and it is the hardest part”-Ms. Cain (our Leadership teacher). This statement is true, because every little detail and every single decoration was thought of and created by the leadership class. Every step brought the students closer together. Yes, we had our disagreements and minor problems, but when the time called for it; we all rose up. The Senior's Brunch is an event that everyone enjoys and has a wonderful time. For the students, the teachers and especially for our seniors, it’s an event that you come out of smiling and having created positive memories and relationships that will last a lifetime.