September October Adventures
With September and October already passed, we need to look back over the past two months and and appreciate some of the outdoor learning opportunities our Wolfpack has enjoyed. A few of our highlights were….
- Mr. Anderson’s Grade 5 class travelled to a 3-day camp in Waterton National Park
- the Grade 6 Classes attended a fabulous 4 days at Camp Chief Hector, just ask any of the students about their “Aunt Uda and her chickens” and it will make you smile.
- Mr. Campbell has been busy with his Grade 4-6 Outdoor Sparks. Working on their teamwork, going hiking and hosting our first ever fishing trip have all been great successes. The tales of the big one that got away seem to get bigger every day.
- Our Grade 8/9 Outdoor Leadership students have been busy working in the community, helping remove graffiti under the 32nd street bridge, planting trees/shrubs with the Lions Club of Okotoks at the dogpark and working in our outdoor classroom with some fall maintenance.
- These students have also been day hiking, Backpacking for 3 days to Tombstone Campground in Kananaskis and enjoyed a pool kayaking session at the High River Aquatic Center.
November will bring a leadership project for our Grade 8/9 OL students where they will be working with the younger grades and sharing some of their experiences and fostering their enjoyment of the outdoors.
- Our Grade 7-9 Mountain Biking Option from our PE program, just had a spectacular day of riding in Fish Creek Park. With the temperature hitting +13oC in early November, what else can put a huge grin on your face riding the trails with friends and a little bit of mud! A huge thank you to Ron and Dale from Ridley’s Cycle in Okotoks for joining us and donating water bottles to all of our riders!
- Stay tuned, there are many more great opportunities for our Wolfpack to get outside and play in the snow! Until then, Happy Adventures!