Service Trips & Service Clubs

Wentworth

Wentworth

Our Collingwood students want to be global citizens as well as local stewards and community partners. With these roles in mind, our Service strand seeks to instill in our students a sense of awareness of social and environmental issues in our local and global communities through a balanced program. At Wentworth, this program includes:

  • A Service Learning approach, where students’ inquiry into social and environmental issues is supported through academic concepts and ongoing reflection.
  • Community partnerships with local organizations, which allow students to develop an understanding of community issues such as ecological preservation, senior isolation, food insecurity, and equal access to recreation. These partnerships are essential in giving students the opportunity to interact with individuals in our community, and to be equal agents of change.
  • Leadership and volunteering initiatives, which stress the important value of serving the school community. Our students are heavily involved with the organization and execution of important parts of our program, such as weekly assemblies, representing the school through the Admissions Ambassadors program, and recycling initiatives, amongst others.

Trips

Grade 7 Surf & Service Trip

I need the sea because it teaches me.” - Pablo Neruda

The Surf & Service trip is designed to use the ocean as a teaching tool to educate students on the importance and power of their relationship to the local aquatic environment. The trip takes place over the course of 4 days and includes 2 service initiatives and 3 surf-sessions in the water. The first initiative is a beach clean-up facilitated by The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, where the students take part in clearing the local beaches of their garbage. The second initiative is coordinated by the staff at the Catch and Release Aquarium in Ucluelet. The students are responsible for cleaning the aquariums and filtration systems so the local marine life have safe, recreated habitats to live in before being released back into their local environment. These empowering service initiatives give the students a base to connect to the area and understand true human impact both negative and positive and why it is important to protect the spaces in which we live.
The surfing portion of the trip allows for the ultimate in enthusiasm, better known as “stoke”. Their time spent in the ocean provides a foundation for the students to try a new sport or perfect a skill they may have already started to develop through a custom run surf program via Surf Sisters Surf School. The power of surfing and its connectivity to the ocean is unlike any other and this becomes quickly evident to the students. They learn not only how difficult the sport can be, but also the rewards it produces after the feeling of fully riding a wave. Team bonding and knowledge building amongst the group is the ultimate in proof of what one can learn from the ocean and the reasons why we must protect it.


Grade 6/7 Round Square - Jasper

A small group (12 students) of Young Round Square students from Wentworth travel to the Palisades Stewardship Education Centre in Jasper National Park for a leadership training, team building and service project conference. This trip is an annual event that takes place in the fall and is available to dedicated and passionate Young Round Square members.

Visit here for more information on Young Round Square.


Morven

Morven

  • Backpack Buddies
  • Soup kitchen
  • Round Square
  • Admissions Ambassador
  • Thunderbird Mentoring
  • Thrive
  • Moderators and Time Keepers
  • Library Volunteers
  • Stream Keepers


Trips

Belize

Belize Service Project 2018

Visit the Belize information portal here for all the details regarding the Belize Service Project trip in November 2018. This trip is for students currently in grade 9, 10 or 11.



India

India 2018

Collingwood students have been travelling to the Rajasthan Province in India since 2011. For two weeks over Spring Break, students in Grades 10-12 are immersed in service and experiential learning via the WE organization.

Each day of the trip is comprised of a combination of volunteering activities which could range from school building, to tree planting to village restoration. Alongside volunteerism, the kids are exposed to a program rich in history cultural experiences in and around the town of Barind.

Highlights & Activities Include:
  • Poja Prayer Ceremony to bless the new project
  • Bollywood Dancing Lessons
  • Visit to Rankakpur Temple
  • Samosa Making
  • Morning Yoga

RSIS Big Build Ecuador

RSIS Big Build Ecuador

July 8, 2018 to July 22, 2018

This project has been specially designed for Round Square students (16 years and over) looking to participate in a unique International Service project and are returning to their school after the trip. This project offers students the opportunity to make new friends, grow as a leader, experience a new culture and give back to a community that is in much need of help.

Visit here for more information.