Today was a busy day for our MAC group in Kenya! The day started with a visit to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a sanctuary for orphaned elephants. Students learned that these Elephant calves will stay in the care of the orphanage until they are mature enough to be safely released back into the wild.
Next up was a visit to Seed School. Located in Kibera, Seed’s mission is to mobilize individuals towards the realization of their personal potential by providing children with a solid education. This program feeds the body and the mind, with the hopes that an education and a full belly will help each child find a better life.
Our MAC group was all set for their first day at Brookhouse School in Nairobi, Kenya! They spent the day on campus, exploring and learning more about the school, adjusting to the warm weather and settling in.
As per the early Maori records, the sky of New Zealand always seemed to be the star of the show - every cloud, high, lingering low or as the night settled in. The endless sky was always a fixture of the incredible scenery. As our MAC group said their final “Haere Ra” to the incredible experience that was MAC in New Zealand 2019, we welcome them back home!
Huge congratulations to Lawson Sherk for his achievement, hard work, and dedication!
Lawson was selected as the 2018-2019 Minor Midget Player of the year for his division and was recognized at the Ontario Hockey League Cup Banquet. The Halton Hurricanes (OMHA SCTA) are currently competing at the 2019 OHL Cup Showcase Tournament and will be competing in the quarterfinals today. Go Hurricanes!
With raincoats on, our MAC group stepped onto the Shotover Jet Boat and were taken on a thrilling and fast ride through the winding currents of Queenstown’s waters. Skimming past rocky outcrops at close range and twisting and turning through the narrow canyons at breathtaking speeds, this experience took everyone's breath away.
From a gondola ride and sunset at the top of Queenstown all the way to Fox Glacier. Our MAC group have been climbing, hiking and riding their way through the stunning views of New Zealand. Exploring the lush forests and famous blue pools while making their way up to Fox Glacier. Students noticed that from a distance the glacier looks firmly fixed but actually is never quite still as it moves approximately 5 meters per year!