As we near the end of our first month on the SMUS campus, we have been treated to some delightful early fall sunshine. The boys have been very active outside and as one of the rugby coaches, I was ecstatic to see over half the house out at rugby training on Friday and Saturday. It was especially exciting to see so many new faces to both SMUS and the sport of rugby. Well done boys!
This has been a busy week with lots of academic work getting done as we are now half way through our first term of classes. We have been pleased with the focus and effort of the Bolton boys thus far and are keen to support them in their academic studies.
But of course, all work and no fun makes for a boring time in boarding so everyone is making sure to stay engaged and connected.
Here are some more photos of the Terry Fox Run that Bolton completed last weekend. They raised over $300 in donations by running laps of the school driveway. Every lap was a dollar earned with many guys going much further than the required 7 laps (5km). The Bolton spirit of philanthropy and hard work continues to be strong with this current group of boys.
On Sunday, a group of intrepid students set out to visit Farmer Jim, a local farmer and former teacher with whom we have a long standing relationship. In exchange for many hands making his work light, they were rewarded with the most delicious apple juice in the world, some sore muscles and sense of accomplishment as they hauled over 100 wheelbarrows of wood chips and manure!
A special shout out to Diego who performed the song “Vienna” by Billy Joel during the senior student chapel this week. What a guy!!
October is just around the corner and we are settling in nicely to the rhythm and routines of the school. We feel very fortunate to have such a diverse and wonderful group of young men to work with. Check back next Sunday for more highlights.