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 Debaters – 2014/15

OCTOBER 19TH, 2014

Brain Power’s Public Speaking students went to a hilarious live recording of CBC’s “The Debaters” with Steve Patterson!

Watching professional comedians conduct debates where “the facts and the funny” were equally matched was a great way for students to see some effective and some not-so-effective rhetorical strategies in practice. It was also a great way to have some fun with what we’ve been learning! Who knew logical fallacies could be so entertaining!

Brain Power at the CBC!

Cape Breton Trip

AUGUST 7TH, 2014

Brain Power students, ages 13 and up, competed in an essay writing competition in order for a chance to win a week-long, experiential learning retreat to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia! In the summer of 2014, Brain Power students, ages 13 and up, competed in an in-house essay-writing competition in order for a chance to win a week-long experiential learning retreat to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia! The purpose of the trip is to introduce students to authors, artists, and the local maritime...