Last week, students went on a walking tour led by Ottawa (De)Tours. The tour focused on public space in Ottawa – where it is, who has access to it, and how it changes over time. They visited hidden terraces, walkways, rooftops, and galleries to add our understanding of urban planning and how it affects our […]
In e1 humanities, students are completing a City Study with a focus on Ottawa. Students are working in groups for their independent research projects and are busy planning a trip/activity for their classmates to take place somewhere in the city during the last week of school. In order to model what a trip might look […]
As part of the e2 Media Studies unit, students shared examples of media products that either perpetuate or challenge certain stereotypes. The class participated in a riveting discussion centred on the social and political implications of certain generalizations that are presented in the media.
In Grade 10 English, students continued to explore the world of poetry. The class took advantage of the warm weather and worked outside on a “word choice” group activity! Students are now busy constructing their own poetry portfolios to cap off the unit.
What if instead of just picking up litter, we addressed the root causes of littering in our community? This week, students used a brand new app called Litterati to do just that. The app uses hashtags and GIS technology to keep track of the types and locations of litter across the world. The students took […]
This week the cycling club made their way around Dow’s lake, over the Hartwell Locks and up to Hog’s back falls; before returning to The Element via the Colonel By side of the canal and crossing at Pretoria Bridge, for a grand total of about 14 km. It was a beautiful afternoon and new members […]
In Science class, the e1 students were visited by a game designer from Snowed In Studios to deliver a workshop on the various aspects of game design. Students had the opportunity to brainstorm ideas for their own game and, eventually, design and pitch the main character of that game!
In Science, students wrapped up the Engineering session by putting their bridge designs through three different load tests: a live load, and earthquake, and weight. Most students’ bridges passed these three tests!
e1 students presented their ad campaigns for their Media Studies unit this session. They were required to choose a famous character as a spokesperson for a product to sell and they had some very creative and fun presentations!
Does Spices and Baked Elements worked hard to create and sell their products at this past Thursday’s Parent Information Evening. Thank you to all those customers for their purchases – we hope you enjoy your product!