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25
May

Art Club!

In preparation for the school’s upcoming Art Show, Creativity In Bloom, a few of our students conducted their very own “fashion photo shoot”. Be sure to catch a glimpse of some of our student’s work on the evening of Friday June 1st! For more information on this event, follow this link: http://ow.ly/lvUc30k94QY

24
May

e2 – Geography

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 […]

23
May

e1 – Humanities

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 […]

18
May

e2 – Media Studies

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.

17
May

e2 – English Outside

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.

17
May

e2 – Geography

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 […]

16
May

Cycling Club

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 […]

15
May

e1 – Visit from a Gaming Designer

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!  

11
May

e1 – Science

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!

9
May

e1 – Literature

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!