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!
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!