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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The Importance of Being Earnest

OCTOBER 20TH, 2021

Dr. Ana-Maria Jerca, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, Brain Power students and families (…and even one BP alumni from Queen’s University!) attended a theatre-outing to enjoy Oscar Wilde’s classic play “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope, Ontario. Students in Intermediate and Senior Language Arts have been studying Oscar Wilde at Brain Power. What a treat to enjoy this great masterpiece together with live theatre! Post-show, we all congregated outdoors under the stars to deliberate the deeper takeaways from the play....

Virtual Tour of Canadian Supreme Court

AUGUST 31ST, 2021

In July and August, Brain Power students in our Entrance Exam Preparation course received a free remote tour of the Supreme Court of Canada! The students had such a wonderful time learning about Canada’s court structure and how the Supreme Court got its power and continues to hear appeals. What a great experience!

Speaker Slam 2019

NOVEMBER 20TH, 2019

On November 20, 2019, our Brain Power Public Speaking students had an amazing field trip to Speaker Slam! Brain Power Public Speaking student Daniel Khazin rocked the stage in front of an audience of 600+ people! He’s 15 years old, and he impressed everyone with his speech (standing ovation!) on the assigned theme: “Conquer.” Daniel wrote the following to our founder, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky: “Thank you so much for providing me with an amazing experience and being an amazing mentor to me. I had a blast...

Public Speaking Recording Studio Visit 2019

JUNE 20TH, 2019

Every year, Brain Power’s Public Speaking students have a special field trip to a professional recording studio where they record self-made podcasts and speeches. The students, who have been practicing a range of presentation skills, worked with a professional voice coach and sound engineer to perfect their final products.  They had an amazing time and learned so much! The students’ fascinating topics included some of the below:  the pitfalls of modern music the climate change crisis the future of automation school policies that desperately need change why being an entrepreneur is a...

Brain Power at 2018 Grand Slam

NOVEMBER 30TH, 2018

Pictured above (left to right): Brain Power alumni Nicole Rayskin, Brain Power Instructor Patrick de Belen, Founder & Director Dr. Karine Rashkovsky, Brain Power student Slava Samokhina, Brain Power alumni Erik Fridman, and Brain Power alumni Jane Illiaranova. On November 28, Dr. Karine Rashkovsky’s Public Speaking classes attended the 2018 Grand Slam, an inspirational public speaking competition hosted by Speaker Slam! The event was held at Jane Mallett Theatre in Toronto, and it was absolutely incredible! What a fantastic lineup of inspirational speakers and infectious...