Exploring Black Joy in the Outdoors: A Reflection for Black History Month

As we delve into Black History Month, it's important to acknowledge that our journey toward inclusivity, diversity, and equity is ongoing and evolving. At Lakefield College School, we are committed to fostering an environment where every individual feels a sense of belonging, reflective of their unique identities and experiences. Through this process we acknowledge the work it requires of each of us as individuals to a continuous process of learning, growth, and reflection. Throughout the month, our students will explore the history and legacies of black Canadians in their classrooms, in their Houses, and in Chapel.  This week, we heard from one of our Associate Faculty members, Alecia Golding, who shared her journey and reflections on Black History Month, particularly within her role in the outdoor education industry. Through her address, Alecia invited us to explore the intersection of race, identity, and the transformative power of nature.      Read Alecia’s…

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Max ’23’s Story: What it means to be part of the LCS Community

At Lakefield College School, we celebrate the diverse talents and journeys of our students. Today, we introduce you to Max Wenborne ’23, a remarkable individual whose artistic talents and unwavering dedication earned him the prestigious Peter Dalglish Art Award in 2023. In an inspiring video, Max shares his experience at LCS, shedding light on the core values that define our community and the themes that inspired his artwork. For Max, being part of LCS is about belonging to a supportive environment that nurtures personal growth. One of the defining aspects Max highlights is his experience with acceptance and opportunity. At LCS, students are encouraged to challenge themselves, not just academically, but socially, creatively, athletically, and in every facet of their lives. Max emphasizes the importance of finding balance between academic pursuits and creative endeavours, a sentiment ingrained in our school's ethos. “What's so special about this community, what I realized…

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Lakefield College School Supports Designed to Address Learning Loss Created by The Pandemic 

At Lakefield, we monitor educational trends as they appear at our school and across the globe. A recent New York Times editorial observed that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a loss of learning so significant, it will impact national economies. Educators around the world are reflecting on this moment in history which will require a massive educational response to ensure we meet the needs of our students today and combat the losses. Lakefield has students from all corners of the world who had wide-ranging experiences and levels of support during those months of the pandemic—when they sat in front of screens at home, rather than in classrooms with their peers and teachers. While there are reports of losses in proficiency in all courses and at all ages, we are currently witnessing an apparent gap for some students in math. Many international and American studies highlight losses of learning in this area.…

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