Remember me? It’s me – the humble Study Academy blogger! I apologize for the gap in our regular blog schedule, however, as you can see there have been numerous updates to our website. That being said, I am happy to welcome back our old readers as well as welcome all of our wonderful new readers that have found their way to our Study Academy blog!
Students line up for Ripley’s Aquarium to see the variety of aquatic life!
So let’s get started shall we? I’m sure some of you are aware that we had a select number of students travel to Nicaragua to participate in volunteer work with Waves of Hope. I assure you all that when they return, I will upload their photos and tell you all about their exciting adventure! However, while some of our students were away, we didn’t want to leave the remaining High School group without their own exciting adventures in Toronto. During the week of Monday March 31st to Thursday April 3rd, students at The Study Academy engaged in a variety of educational and enriching activities. They travelled to such places as Ripley’s Aquarium, Ryerson, and Casa Loma, as well as took part in scientific, cooking, and chocolate making workshops right here at our school!
James surrounded by students as he mixes the ice cream
The students were quite excited for their educational outings this week. They were truly given a deeper appreciation for our planet when they visited Ryerson to lean about their Environment and Sustainability program. Similarly, their visit to the ever popular Ripley’s Aquarium was an absolute delight! Where else could a student see a shark and a clown fish in the heart of downtown? Casa Loma also had much to teach our students, especially in-line with our Integrated Arts class. In a tour entitled “Hollywood” students learned about the cinematic history of Casa Loma.
Our students test the strength of their bridges!
No one can say that within our classroom walls, our students aren’t entertained! On Monday, our High School teachers took science to a whole new level, making ice cream with liquid nitrogen. Yes you read that correctly! In an entirely safe environment, under the charge of chemistry teacher, James S, students learned how to make ice-cream with liquid nitrogen, sugar, and cream.
I did have a taste and I must say that it was delicious! And so quick to make too! The students also designed and built bridges and boats, which they later
tested for strength and buoyancy, respectively! Later in the week, students took part in a cooking challenge, which they all also enjoyed. It was the precursor to the final act, where students made a dessert. Participating in the Chocolate Fun Factory, students were taught how to make lovely (and delicious) chocolate truffles. While I am sad to say I wasn’t there to try them, I’m certain that they were great!
So you see, dear Reader, it was really quite an exciting week for the High School students. Stay tuned in for next week’s blog post about our other High School students’ adventure in Nicaragua with Waves of Hope.
Till next time!