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Building Community as a Class | Grade 9 Trip to Brimacombe

Spending time outdoors has been shown to have numerous benefits for both our physical and mental wellbeing. On January 15, our Grade 9 students had the opportunity to experience these benefits firsthand, during a ski day at Brimacombe. This day provided students with the chance to spend time together (as a grade) outside, being physically active while also strengthening their connection as a community. While nearly half of the Grade 9 class was new to the sport or identified as “beginner skiers”, all students received lessons to prepare them for Ted Pope Day next week. 

The benefits of spending time outdoors are numerous; from reducing stress to improving mood, and strengthening focus and concentration, there is so much for our students to gain. Spending time in nature can also be beneficial for mental wellbeing. Being in nature can help reduce feelings of anxiety and depression, and improve overall emotional wellbeing. 

Coincidentally, this ski trip occurred on the third Monday in January, which is commonly referred to as "Blue Monday" due to it being one of the most depressing days of the year. However, this was not the case for our Grade 9s. The day was full of smiles and laughter as students enjoyed the fresh air, physical activity, and the sense of community that was built through their shared experiences.
Thank you to the THRIVE initiative for generously supporting this trip and allowing our students to enjoy this fun and meaningful experience. 
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Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.
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