Our second week back from Spring Break has everyone settling back into the groove of school life. The weather has been fantastic with hot, sunny days and warm, pleasant evenings. Athletics are in full swing and many of the senior students are gearing up for their AP exams starting in a few weeks. Bolton continues to hum with the constant activity of boys coming and going, and everyone is good spirits.
This was a quiet week for the most part with most of the action taking place on the weekend. Eric represented the school and Bolton House at the Model UN on Friday and Saturday. He was the delegate for Mexico and spent two full days debating, deal making and saving the world. Not only was he a fine looking young man in his suit, he also made us all proud with his diplomatic prowess.
Christian spent the same two days participating in the first Diversity Conference hosted by the school that featured Canadian Member of Parliament, Elizabeth May as a keynote speaker.
Many of the grade 9’s spent Saturday afternoon in the sunshine playing a variety of lawn sports and team building games, and finished it all off with a delicious sundae.
Fun was had by all and you can see the intensity of the events on Garry’s face!
House parent Mr. Shaw got in on the action as well, and no one is quite sure how he ended up with two pigs…
Saturday Activities saw our boys exploring some of the architecture of Victoria and working hard at spin class (the guys are hidden in the back row where they could take a break without anyone noticing!)
There were also a large number of guys playing rugby in Vancouver, rowing up island, playing badminton, tennis and squash at the school, and running track up at UVic. It is great to see so many of the boys making the commitment to play on a team and we encourage each boy to take advantage of the many opportunities provided to challenge themselves.
Next week is Brain Awareness Week and that will feature many engaging and fun activities related to the brain and the grade 11 boys will be preparing their speeches for the upcoming school elections. Good luck to all of them.