The Environmental Leadership Outdoor Education classes have enjoyed some amazing white water below the dams in Lakefield. The cooler temperatures and rain, make for high water and lots of great paddling.
We are thrilled to announce that alumnus John '68 and Jane Hepburn have made a $15 million commitment toward the school's new dining hall and other strategic priorities. The Hepburn's gift represents one of the largest single donations ever made to an independent school in Canada.
This past week, LCS celebrated its first Pride Week. The week was organized by Kit Wright ’19, Sophie Gray ’22 and Claire Campbell ’19, student members of both Safe Space and THRIVE, who shared a communal vision of promoting equality and fostering inclusivity.
Last week our students celebrate Earth Day with a great Intersession Day that included Lakefield Environmental Action Force (LEAF), Leadership, Character, Values (LCV) and mindfulness initiatives that kept students engaged throughout the day.
Tristan Melville, Grade 10, spent the last few months on exchange at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School in Australia. "The exchange was a experience of a lifetime and I loved every moment of it. I feel I have reached a new level of independence as a result of this trip. It's the perfect experience to learn how to work on your own but still be connected to a support system."
Five students spent five incredible days of visiting and interacting with inspiring individuals at Harvard's Graduate schools, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston College on the "Lives of Leadership" trip.
At the Winter Co-Curricular Celebration this week, Max Brandes ’19 shared "When we started these programs, there was no snow on the ground - and throughout the term we have seen snow on the ground, ice on the ground, last minute changes and lots of excitement.”
Last week through heavy snow, the LCS Nordic Team travelled to Duntroon, Ontario, for the OFSAA 2019 Championships. For many of our skiers, this was their first year skiing, as well as their first OFSAA event.
"Going on an exchange had been my dream ever since I was in Grade 9, as that first week went by I fell in love with Germany. I met the most incredible people and I soon realized how fortunate and grateful I was to have an opportunity to be there."
"My advice to other students is that if you are considering applying for an exchange, do it. There are no negatives to stepping outside your comfort zone in this way. The best way to learn about a different culture is probably through an exchange, because you get dropped right in the middle of another school and culture for up to three months."
We are very proud to announce that LCS is the first Canadian independent boarding school member of Global Online Academy (GOA), a consortium of leading independent schools from around the world whose programs offer our students a way to pursue their passions, learn with peers from around the globe, and acquire and practice modern learning skills that will serve them well in university, career and life.
If you take a walk through Upper Hadden Hall you will note that the Hall of Nations continues to grow into a colourful and meaningful representation of our LCS community. December and January have offered many opportunities to celebrate culture at LCS.
We continually search for a key; something that creates a spark and turns it into a fire. It’s a fine line. A yin and yang between hoping young adults find this passion of their own accord, and trying to facilitate it within educational structures.