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Arts Captains Commissioned!

Oct 13, '21

With the conviction that creativity fosters wellness, imagination, community and joy, Brentwood proudly offers a diverse range of arts across four periods each Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon. To optimize these opportunities, a cadre of student Arts Captains lead their peers and support teachers in their individual art programs. It is...

Arts Afternoons Extravaganza

Oct 04, '21

Arts are a key pillar of the tripartite program at Brentwood. With choices available in performing arts, technical arts, visual arts as well as debate & public speaking, there is something for everyone to explore. Facilities cater to experiences ranging from robotics to dance. On arts days, students can enjoy up to four hour-long blocks of arts,...

Don’t Hate, Debate!

Oct 01, '21

The Debate and Public Speaking program at Brentwood is one of the largest arts in the school, with over a hundred students involved. It has played a huge role in forwarding Brentwood’s tripartite focus for over fifty years, and has had a successful history with two National Championships and regular participation in prestigious international...

And We're Off!

Sep 13, '21

Week one is in the books. Last Sunday the members of the Student Executive Council arrived. Monday brought the Orientation Assistants. Tuesday the all-important New Students. Thursday the veterans. Friday was first classes and Eco-Challenge. Saturday featured morning classes and an afternoon of athletics. The water, courts, fields, trails &...

MUN Achieves Independence

Jul 30, '21

The students who find themselves drawn to Model United Nations & Public Speaking are determined to be heard no matter the circumstances, and the 2020-2021 year proved that resilience and a genuine love for speaking and diplomacy is the foundation of the program. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic seriously impeding the club’s ability to attend...

Debate

Jul 24, '21

According to Confucius, the purpose of human life is to obey the duty to become better humans. Even though many debaters end up in professions that seem to have diverged from that goal, such as law and politics, our debaters adopted this goal in the year of lockdown. Better human beings pursue Confucianist Ren, which consist of six elements...

Nothing But Fun at B-MUN!

May 09, '21

As somebody who had never participated in a Model United Nations (MUN) before, it was safe to say that I was nervous when I found out that it would be mandatory for me to engage in B-MUN (Brentwood MUN) on Friday, April 30. Captain of Public Speaking/MUN, Sean R, Privett ‘21 excitedly announced that he was able to organize an in-person MUN...

Growing Out of Public Speaking Fears!

Apr 20, '21

When I arrived at Brentwood three years ago, I never intended to participate in Public Speaking or Model UN (MUN). Now, I get to wholeheartedly enjoy this Arts class every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I can vividly recall the very first speech I made in front of my class. I was extremely nervous, my voice was shaky, and I didn’t think I could...

Fortune Brings In Some Boats That Are Not Steered

Feb 13, '21

This Canadian government would fund all in vitro fertilization (IVF). This is hardly the most common Grade 8-10 conversation for a sunny Saturday in February. To wit, most parents would likely raise an eyebrow if their 13 year old child expressed detailed knowledge of the struggles many couples face in getting pregnant through unassisted...

Model UN Excellence Online

Feb 05, '21

Last weekend, twelve members from the Public Speaking and Model UN class participated in the Vancouver Model UN competition. This is the largest student-run conference in North America. Over the course of three days, and 30 hours of committee sessions, these delegates discussed, negotiated, and built consensus around some of the most pressing...

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