Spirit of America – English

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Friendship to our Southern neighbours

July 24, 2017

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The morning started out with a big yawn as the students came down to breakfast later than usual as today they got to sleep-in. As soon as breakfast was done the work began and many grade 11’s and 12’s presented…

Dance the Night Away

July 24, 2017

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Tuesday started off with a productive work period in the hotel conference room as we worked on our seminars and essay outlines. Following the work period we headed to the restored Union Station which is now a shopping centre. Here we…

Nations Capital, Washington

July 24, 2017

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Hello,  Today is day 10 of the trip and we started it off with a conference period until 11:00 am before heading out into the Nations Capital, Washington. After that we went to the White House Visitor Centre to learn about the…

Washington Wandering

July 24, 2017

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Today started off very relaxed, as we had a later wake up call and then headed down for breakfast. To our surprise, the breakfast menu in Virginia included pancakes! After our work period we boarded the bus and headed off…

On route to Philadelphia

July 17, 2017

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  After spending an eventful five days in New York City, the class hopped on the bus once again with their luggage, this time on route to Philadelphia. As the students watched the Manhattan skyline fade away on the bus,…

In West Philadelphia Born and Raised

July 17, 2017

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The day began with a relaxing start: We were able to wake up later than usual at 8:30, which made everyone much less grumpy. We started our drive to Philadelphia for lunch and, of course, we had to play some Philadelphia…

Exploring NYC

July 16, 2017

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We started 8 day with a morning work period. Grade 11s worked on their poetry anthology assignments, and 12s worked on their essay outlines. We departed the hotel at 11am and drove to Brooklyn, specifically DUMBO, where we saw the…

Brooklyn

July 16, 2017

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Today we had an early wake up call and then headed down to breakfast.  After breakfast, we had a much needed work period and then we left the hotel to have some famous Shake Shack burgers, a nice switch from…

Cloudy with a Chance of MOMA

July 15, 2017

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Wet. Muggy. Cloudy. These words explain the start of this morning. Although we didn’t have the greatest weather for our day, we made the most of what we were given. We started off our journey today with a bit of…

Exploring NYC

July 15, 2017

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Day 7 is already done meaning we only have one more week left 🙁 We started off the day with breakfast at our hotel room and then went on the bus for 8:30 while it was pouring with rain. The…