Field Trips & Activities

At Brain Power we believe that excellent learning can occur in and out of the classroom. That’s why we give our students the opportunity to participate in educational field trips and activties throughout the school year!  Whether we are going to the CBC to see a taping of “The Debaters” or meet Margaret Atwood, or visiting a professional recording studio to record our own performances, or taking to the great outdoors to participate in environmental initiatives, or travelling across the country to Cape Breton to experience the diversity of our Canadian culture, Brain Power is always finding new ways to learn!

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Speaker Box Competition

NOVEMBER 30TH, 2017

On November 15th, Brain Power’s Public Speaking students went on a field trip to the Speaker Box Poetry Slam competition! This year’s event was the last for this amazing competition, which has been running since 2012. This was a valuable opportunity for our students to learn, first-hand, how the theory of public speaking becomes practice. While all students learned a lot simply from being there, two of our students (see pictures below) competed in the event! Cora Usurelu Tian Shi Yuan Brain Power enjoys an...

Recording Studio Visit – 2016/17

JULY 1ST, 2017


Brain Power’s Public Speaking class went on their annual visit to a recording studio! Our students got a chance to record their self-made speeches and podcasts, putting much of the theory they learned in class into practice. They also received valuable feedback from a professional voice coach, and they got to see “behind the scenes” at a professional recording studio!

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Ira Glass at Massey Hall

MAY 15TH, 2017

On Saturday, May 13th, Brain Power students went to see Ira Glass at Massey Hall! “The creator of the award-winning public radio show This American Life talked about his program and how it’s put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the amazing stories for the show, how he and his staff are trying to push broadcast journalism to do things it doesn’t usually do.” We had a great time at the event!

Speakers Idol

APRIL 12TH, 2017

On March 29th, Brain Power Public Speaking students attended the 2017 Speakers Idol (provincial) finals at the Toronto Centre for the Arts … and one of them won second place! Congratulations to our public speaking student, Caroline Cui (pictured left), for placing second in the 2017 Speaker’s Idol (provincial) competition! Three other Brain Power students made it to the semi-finals: Alexandra Garber, Lev Raizman, and Alicia Kogan. We are proud of all the Brain Power students who participated this year!


This is That

JANUARY 26TH, 2017

On January 25th, Brain Power’s Public Speaking students attended a live taping of CBC Radio’s hit satirical news show: “This is That”!  After the taping, students got to meet and talk with the hilarious and insightful hosts, Pat Kelley and Peter Oldring! “This is That” is a satirical take on Canadian news programs straight from the source: the CBC itself! Every week its correspondents “report” on a variety of completely fabricated “current events,” shining some very funny light on our national...