To conclude their unit on Shakespeare, the grade 10 English class watched a performance of Romeo and Juliet at Stratford and analyzed various aspects of the play. Students discussed how each character contributed to the play’s tragic events and outcome. The class also studied the themes, motifs, and symbols woven into the play.
This week, the grade 9 geography class expanded their knowledge of climate, soil, and natural vegetation by learning about their interconnections. Students learned about how different climate regions directly affect the natural vegetation in Canada environment, and applied this knowledge to create vermicomposts.
TOPS students are exposed to many opportunities, including talks from professionals in the field. This week, SciTalk, a club committed to exploring science fields students may pursue in the future, invited TOPS alumna Sophia Glisch to talk about her academic and business experiences. The club plans to invite more speakers and host more workshops throughout the year.
The grade 11 chemistry class attended an interactive presentation on mental health and wellbeing at the Ontario Science Center. Using various experiments and dissections, the show discussed the growing pandemic of stress within teens, the biological effects of anxiety, and ended with a consolation lecture on methods to cope.