On Friday Grade 7 students participated in a fun Escape Room activity as a way of celebrating the end of regular academic classes, and the beginning of Rise To The Challenge (a two week intensive group project).
The whole grade was split into 9 teams on Zoom, then girls went into various virtual rooms to complete faculty-led challenges. In the rooms students did things like sing Cyndi Lauper with a spoon on their nose, and play “horse” with balled up socks. Some rooms emphasized creative writing, others focused on teamwork and communication. Whatever the challenge, girls worked to finish the task quickly, because they were timed against each other in a friendly competition. The overall goal was to have fun and escape out of the various rooms using good humor and a growth mindset. The day concluded with a festive awards ceremony complete with heartfelt and laughter-filled student speeches.