Campus Life

- By: Marius Felix

As the School continues to pursue its platform of global mindedness and citizenship we have a record number of trips and tours slated for next year. In assembly, Mr. Norman, Brentwood’s coordinator of trips, presented the details of the numerous adventures that the school is offering in 2016-2017. Registration for these trips and tours will open in June but you can get a preview of the options on our tours website; http://tours.brentwood.bc.ca

Here is the poem he composed and delivered. Long live verse! Long live travel!

Oh, the Places You'll Go! With apologies to Dr. Seuss

Congratulations! Today is your day.

You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

And here I stand now to tell you about

Some places that Brentwood might help you check out

OH! THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!

Now some of you students have come from afar

You started out there, and now here you are.

At midterm vacations, home’s a long way to move

In November, remember – Tofino’s the groove,

And Silverstar’s back for the skiers and boarders

Come February midterm, slaying pow is the order.

And next May at midterm, the North Island beckons

Who knows what you’ll see – what do you reckon?

So, to serve is your mission, to help is your flair

Just look at the service trips – Look 'em over with care

Polar extremes is the word of the week

Nicaragua - nice, Nunavut ain’t for the meek.

Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done!

There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.

And the magical things you can do with that ball

will make you the winningest winner of all.

And if sports are your thing and you want active travel

For athletes and coaches we have lots to unravel

Field Hockey in Holland, Volleyball in Cali,

Rugby Down Under, Sorry, not you, Mitali.

The Senior Boys Basketball team is Hawaii bound

A luau with tall boys – imagine the sound.

And hey after all this really is Brentwood

The rowers have 6 trips to places not yet invented.

Hey is this a travel agency or a school?

Now, now, now, we remembered a trip to Canada’s east

To tour 50 universities in 5 days, at least

Ottawa Montreal, these places for sure

Will host our model UN prac-ti-tion-ers.

And if science is king for you, how does it sound

Head to South Africa - research abounds.

Or Yellowstone Park is filled with great sights

Check out the rocks – it’s cheap – book your flights!

Et pour tout les personnes qui parle une autre langue

Quebec, where you students can learn a new song

Or Costa Rica in March may be more appealing

If Spanish is more of a fit for your dealings.

And if artists are starting to tune out in dismay,

I saved a few tidbits for you now today.

Competitive Robotics needs a better machine

To qualify for worlds at the Kentucky scene,

But the choir is visiting Mickey and Minnie

While singing in workshops provided by Disney

Or intensely experience East End productions

Since London is Calling, that’s a Clashing deduction.

KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!

So...

be your name Griffiths, or Krasny or Lee

or Adams, Aniki, Balme, Beaudet,

You're off the Great Places!

Today is your day!

Your mountain is waiting.

So...get on your way!

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