"Pushing the envelope"
|Getting ready to go at the ferry terminal|
1. More with Less- Minimizing one's impact on the planet by making good choices.2. Stewardship- Caring for one's environment and teaching others to care, too.3. Challenge by Choice- Providing opportunities to take risks in a safe environment.4. Living on the Edge- Being open to new ideas, experiences and differences.5. Generosity of Spirit- Thinking of others with kindness, charity and respect.6. Happy Warrior- Performing tasks with enthusiasm an being a positive contributor.
|The low ropes course|
|Getting some instruction|
|On the high ropes course|
|Grade 8's problem solving|
|A good time at the barn dance|
|The entire Mini crew|
|All the teacher supervisors|
|Ms. Arvanitis climbing the wall...|
|Mr. Leslie reaching out...|
And out of the mouths of many of our students:
"That was the first time I ever steered a canoe and I did not know if it was going to be easy or difficult, so I took a chance and tried it."
"I learned to never be harmful or disrespectful to nature because it is part of the air you breathe and the water you drink."
"What I took from this experience is to never give up in life and always take risks, even if you are scared."
"I appreciate nature and all living things a great deal more and I try not to waste as much as a I used."
"No matter what comes ahead, no matter how hard it may seem, if you push yourself, remain positive and never give up, you can do anything you set your mind to."Congratulations to all those involved in yet another extremely successful Mini-school Strathcona Retreat!