Amongst the many sports teams at Marc Garneau, the swim team is very popular with TOPS students. Various members from all grades join to learn new strokes, improve their swimming technique, or just to exercise. Throughout the year, multiple swim meets are held, culminating in a regional meet that will allow competitors to qualify for the provincial competition.
The grade 10 ICS students created programs which depicted rockets blasting off into space. They learned how to import backgrounds, graphics, and audio files into their code to enhance their programs. In the next few weeks, they will begin learning about the advantages of using arrays to manage data sets.
This week, the grade 9 geography class went on a tour of Toronto. They learned about various locations across the city such as Evergreen Brickworks, the Distillery District, and St. Lawrence Market, and how the land in those areas was used in the past and the present. Other parts of the itinerary included the AGO and Eaton Centre.
The grade 10 English and history class began their unit on the Roaring Twenties by studying the decade’s culture, technology, and significance. To complement their learning, they began reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Next week, the students will engage in a speakeasy where they will take on the role of a significant figure from the 20s.
The grade 9 geography class invited Sharon Seilman, a guest speaker from the ambassador program at Esri, to explain in depth the importance of Canada’s natural resources and the actions that can be taken to preserve them. Afterwards, the students presented their ideas on which resources would be the most beneficial for Canada in the future.