MacLachlan College Grade 6 student Nick came in 1st in Eastern Canada for Provincial Level 3 Double Mini trampoline, received two gold medals and qualified to represent “Team Ontario” in the upcoming provincial competition. Everyone at MAC is so proud of your hard work and accomplishments.
On Thursday, May 16th the Grade 7 Classes travelled to Griffin House Museum and the Fieldcote Museum and Park. The students explore Griffin House learning about farm life in the early 1800s, specifically focusing on the lives of black settlers and the role of the underground railway in Canadian history. At Fieldcote Museum students explored the new exhibit, "Over the Edge" examining artifacts and determining their role in understanding local history.
On our spring canoe trip in affiliation with the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, 19 MacLachlan College students in grades 9 through 12 went to Algonquin Park for a three-day adventure.
Once they arrived our group departed Smoke Lake, access point 6 in bright sunny weather to camp on Little Island Lake for the night. Day 2 was full of excitement as they paddled through a number of lakes, and carried their gear and canoes across 7 portages.
While traversing a portion of the Madawaska River, the group encountered a number of new beaver dams! This surprising discovery made day 2 considerably longer than the first. Our group eventually arrived safely at Head Lake in time to get sprinkled with some light rain while collecting firewood for the night's bonfire.
Day three, our MAC trippers conquered a portage of over 1600 meters and exited through Cache Lake's access point. Another amazing adventure concluded with many tired and satisfied students recounting their trip on the bus ride back to MacLachlan.
Yesterday, MAC students in Grades 1-6 participated in a campaign called, "WE Walk for Water". This fundraising initiative included a walk to Lake Ontario to promote awareness and celebrate the impact that each individual has as a changemaker and raising funds to improve access to clean water for developing communities around the world.
Clean water can lift a community out of poverty by opening access to education and opportunity, reducing illnesses and improving food security. MAC students were proud to be a part of the tidal wave of change, as part of a movement across Canada, U.S., and UK to transform lives!