Leadership, Communication, and Teamwork: Grade 10 Students Host Winter Fun Day for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Peterborough
Lakefield College School's Grade 10 students recently hosted 30 children from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peterborough for Winter Fun Day on February 25. This event was entirely led and created by our Grade 10 students, who had been working together since January to plan the activities for the day. With the guidance of Ms. Dalrymple, our students organized a range of fun activities, including broomball, arts and crafts, rock climbing, games in the gymnasium, snack prep in the OE kitchen, and sledding.
The day began with a welcoming committee of Grade 10 students meeting the children and their big brothers/sisters as they arrived on campus. Students then split into groups and took part in a rotation of activities. The afternoon wrapped up with everyone gathered around the campfire roasting marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate.
The LCV (Leadership Character and Values) pillar for Grade 10 is stewardship and this was a tremendous opportunity for our students to put that concept into action. Winter Fun Day was a great success, and the students involved were thrilled to share our beautiful campus with the children, and especially, to reconnect with some of the kids they had in September Intersession during the Bike Quest. This experience was a valuable learning opportunity for the Grade 10 students, who developed leadership, communication, and teamwork skills while also giving back to their community. Overall, it was a heartwarming event that brought joy and happiness to all those involved.
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. Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.