Several Gravenhurst High School students who had been selected to attend our Adventure programmes spoke at a recent Rotary meeting.
Joshua Patterson attended (along with fellow student Thomas Battistini) the Adventure in History and recently travelled to Kingston. In this very interesting city they toured the Kingston Penitentiary among other points of interest. The best way to learn about History is to visit the sites and these students did just that in the Kingston area. With Joshua’s interest in law and policing this area proved most informative to him.
(Thomas was not able to attend our meeting so we did not get to hear his comments)
Katrina Trott attended the Adventure in Understanding. This took place in August of this year. Much was learned about the local geography as well as the settlers in this area. The students paddled over 100 km on the Trent Severn Waterway, 9 students per Voyageur canoe. The Petroglyphs , a drumming circle, and the opportunity to make new friends (some exchange students from as far away as Mexico and Australia) were some of the highlights for Katrina.
Marlies Charters travelled to Cornwall to take part in an Adventure in the Environment in September. Part of this programme involved being on the St. Lawrence River collecting micro-organisms and taking them back to the River Institute lab. This experience has now awaken a desire in Marlies to consider a future involving microbiology. One could not ask for a better result !
In photo (left to right)
Joshua Patterson, Rotarian Mary Cook, Katrina Trott and Marlies Charters.
– Photo and article submitted by Barb McCabe