On Tuesday February 28th Science World came and visited Hudson’s Hope School all the way from Vancouver. They demonstrated in an appealing as well as an eye catching manner to teach and show how forces work.
From using air and water to shoot a plastic bottle high in the air to helping a chicken fly through the air using the force of a catapult, it was a great opportunity to have them visit our school.
Monday, students got the chance to play a volleyball game against the teachers.
Students from the school were invited to watch the game. They got to see everyone warm up before playing. They teams played their very hardest…some may have fallen in the process, but it was an excellent opportunity to witness the connection between the school staff and the students.
The teachers won the game against both teams, the juniors and seniors. But it really didn’t matter because that activity was all about fun for the whole school.
Yesterday, high school students got the chance to help elementary kids race their wooden C02 cars. The elementary students made the cars with the help of their big buddies in the Shop class. While the big buddies did most of the work with the power tools, the elementary students got to drill the holes in the car and sand the car down.
The goal of this activity was to build trust between the younger kids and the older kids, to make sure the kids weren’t scared to be around/work with the higher grades in the school. An important part of our school is building relationships between older and younger students.
The kids looked like they were having fun and the older kids enjoyed it too as well. It was a great activity set up to bring bring the school together and make the students more connected.
Please note that the hot lunch scheduled for this Friday, February 17th has been changed to Friday February 24th. (We have a number of students away on the 17th, as well as P.A.C. Members who will not be available to prepare the lunch).
Yesterday, students from Hudson’s Hope School got a chance to go to the Glenn Stewart’s horse ranch in Baldonnel. Here, the students got a tour of Glenn’s arena and got to meet some of the horses.
Glenn gave the students a demonstration on how he works with his horses. He showed the students all of the stage one groundwork, which is all about developing a connection with your horse before you get in the saddle. It’s about making sure your horse trusts you before you ride it.
Glenn showed the students several other things. They got to see him jump over barrels, he showed them how to side pass while in the saddle, and circled his horses parallel to each other. He did a lot of things that were fun to see like getting his horse to run to him from the other end of the arena.
At the end of the trip the students got to have a group picture with Glenn. 3 of the students from last semester’s Natural Horsemanship class who completed their stage one videos and passed got to have their own picture with Glenn. This is an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations to Alex, Brooklyn, and Jared for completing your stage one natural horsemanship. by Jared
Tomorrow (Feb. 8th) from 11:00am – 1:00pm, our Equine Studies, Natural Horsemanship, and grade 5/6 classes will be visiting Glenn Stewart’s indoor arena for an arena tour and a Natural Horsemanship tour/demonstration by Glenn.
I spoke with Glenn this morning, and he is extending an invitation to parents of HHESS students, as well as supporters of the program (such as the HH Saddle Club).