Every journey begins with a single step, and last Friday, September 9, there were many steps that contributed to the Grade 9 Duke of Edinburgh Cape Split hike near Scots Bay, Nova Scotia. After a long-forested trail and a 588-metre climb, our Grade 9 students emerged in a grassy clearing with spectacular views of the Bay of Fundy. It was the perfect place to rest with friends and group chaperones, enjoy lunch and explore the beauty at the edge of the earth.
After a group photo, our group of 51 Grade 9 students and chaperones were ready for the return trek. Students completed the 13.5-kilometre hike with positive spirits and in good time. It was a memorable and successful day.
Our Grade 9 students have successfully launched their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Program. Congratulations are extended to all Grade 9 participants and heartfelt thanks are extended to our Head of School, Joe Seagram, and Assistant Head of School, School Life, Vanessa Wade, who joined me and faculty members Jonathan Cheverie, Eric Kershaw, Audrey Michaud, Emma Oehl, Morgaine Sullivan, and Marco Weber in this outdoor adventure. How wonderful to enjoy the sunshine, scenery, fresh air, camaraderie, and fitness that this hike provided. Way to go, Grade 9 students, and good luck with your upcoming Adventurous Journey on September 26 and 27.