Building Resilience and Responsibility: Grade 10 Outdoor Education Students Experience River Rescue Training
Our Grade 10 Outdoor Education students recently had an incredible opportunity to participate in an intensive and exciting river rescue exercise. This experience truly showcased the "Lakefield difference" by providing our students with hands-on training that goes beyond the classroom.
During the river rescue training, students immersed themselves in learning fundamental skills that are essential for safe and responsible participation in white water canoeing. The session focussed on equipping students with the knowledge and techniques needed to navigate unpredictable river conditions effectively. By gaining these skills, our students are better prepared to make informed decisions and stay safe in challenging outdoor situations.
Students had the chance to work together as a team, applying their problem-solving skills and critical thinking abilities to solve simulated rescue scenarios. From understanding river currents to practicing rope techniques and water-based rescues, our students were actively involved in learning the necessary skills to assist others in potentially dangerous situations.
This immersive outdoor education experience not only enhances our students' technical abilities but also instills in them a sense of responsibility and self-confidence. By facing and overcoming challenges in a controlled environment, our students develop resilience, adaptability, and a deeper appreciation for the natural world.
Well done to our Grade 10s for embracing this opportunity and demonstrating their dedication to personal growth and outdoor exploration!
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.