We are so proud of how the LCS community has rallied to support our students and their learning. These are just some of the extraordinary ways that we celebrate as we continually adapt to a changing environment.
Creative expression has never been so meaningful as times like these. Grade 9 students have been keeping logs to challenge themselves to find joy in the arts, exploring their art major along with other artistic genres to complete integrated arts mini-assignments. Through this project, they have been looking around their immediate environments for creative inspiration. This provides the unique opportunity for students to see how peers incorporate their living spaces and homes into art.
Over 200 students came together from around the world to spend an hour dancing together for our Virtual Summer Dance. From the 'Macarena,' to the 'Cha Cha Slide,' to capping the dance off with 'Sweet Caroline,' our resident DJ Luke '20 had everyone dancing in their seats, in their living rooms, and around their house for over an hour. Thank you to our Grade 12s who led the charge, and put together a great night!
"We proved the impossible possible in 48 hours, scattered around the world, which encourages me to believe that we can accomplish anything and make a real difference. Before the pandemic hit, LEAF had worked for months to launch the Clean Plate Challenge initiative, reducing food waste in the dining hall by 40%. We learned real life lessons about waste management. Our 2nd place finish didn’t just happen as a result of a time crunch. We laid out a solid foundation through our past initiatives. They all served as inspirations to tackle the competition prompt."
Our summer programs offer students a wide breadth and variety of learning opportunities to enhance camp and outdoor leadership knowledge and skills, earn a high school credit, or just have some fun learning a life skill. Teachers shared highlights from their classes so far.
As the year drew to a close, the Class of 2020 secured post-secondary placements across North America and Europe, while also receiving offers totalling $1.98 million in scholarships and other funding! Whatever their choices for life after Lakefield, we’re immensely proud of our students and the opportunities they have, and we wish them all the best!
This Spring as part of the Learning with Lakefield - Remotely: Certificate enrichment program, students in Exploring and Creating Film studied the history of film, film genres, scriptwriting, editing and more.
Today we celebrated the end of our remote Spring Co-curricular Program, recognizing award winners in each of the 35+ programs who represented and highlighted all of the great accomplishments of the group as a whole.
Mr. Geoff Bemrose and Mr. Sam Wilson ran The School of Remote Rock as a co-curricular during the spring term, with a focus on arranging, recording and producing a music video of a virtual LCS Rock Choir Tune.
Grade 9 English students created photo essays for a class assignment. Marlow '23 took it to the next level and created a poetic rendition of the assignment that's called "Same Sky", focused on the idea of unity.
Every Friday, our campus kids connect for a video chat with Anne-Marie Kee, Head of School and Foundation. Over 25 staff families participate each week and the kids suggest different themes each week, such as fort day!
"I think if any community can do this well and do this together it's The Grove."
Our Grove roots will run deeper and wider than ever. These relationships will help sustain us through this global crisis, and my hope is that our Lakefield community will be equally generous in extending their connections beyond school. We are Lakefield, and the world needs our values more than ever.
— Anne-Marie Kee, Head of School and Foundation | Read more