To prepare students for their upcoming exams, the MGCI Social Justice and Equity Committee and Mind Your Mind partnered to host a stress relief workshop. Activities included card games, board games, breathing exercises, stretching, and a discussion of stress relief techniques.
The grade 11 English students began their unit on Galloway’s “The Cellist of Sarajevo” with some pre-reading research and a series of TED talks. This was primarily to offer background into issues such as war and sacrifice to better understand the context of the book before diving in.
The grade 11 students got a taste of teaching through volunteering at Space Day, a Toronto-wide event organized to teach sixth grade students about space sciences in a hands on manner. Students facilitated the event by running the various activities, working to ignite a passion for science in the students.
The grade 11 English class started their analysis of Sophocles’ Antigone by investigating the “Ode to Man,” a specific passage in the Theban play. After evaluating the various aspects of the piece, the students were tasked with creating and presenting a modernized version of the Ode to Man.