The sun was shining and the snow was falling while snow shoeing with G3s

The sun was shining and the snow was falling while snow shoeing with G3s

The Outdoor Education Department, in partnership with the Physical and health Education Department, took all grade three’s at Mulgrave snowshoeing last week. The morning group enjoyed blue skies and sunshine and the afternoon group enjoyed a beautiful snowfall!  

Summit 2’s Winter Expedition in Manning Park

Summit 2’s Winter Expedition in Manning Park

Last week, Summit Two students ventured to Manning Park for their winter camp expedition. Like any good excursion, the trip began with good preparation by students who planned meals, completed gear checks, and discussed the theory of building snow shelters and how to stay warm in winter environments. When we arrived at Lone Duck campsite, […]

Student Reflection on Grade Ten Winter Camp

Student Reflection on Grade Ten Winter Camp

The journey started with 3 hours on a bus. Although that sounds like a lot, the time flew by with the number of card games played, the abundant talking and somewhat frequent singing. Once we arrived at the upper part of the campsite, the first task was to help unload the bus of our bags […]

Get Out has launched!

Get Out has launched!

This past weekend marked the beginning of a new initiative at Mulgrave School. The Outdoor Education Department and senior school students, hiked to Lindeman Lake on the inaugural Get Out senior school trip. We left after school last Friday, arrived at the Lindeman Lake Trail head around 4:00pm, and began the 2 km hike to […]

Summit 2 Summits 2 Summits!

Summit 2 Summits 2 Summits!

This past week, Summit 2 had their first expedition to Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park. We learned quickly that this group of students are living up to the name of the elective, as they love to summit mountains! But before we stared hiking, we had lots of prep to do. Abraham Lincoln once said, […]

Duke of Ed Bronze Hikes Cheakamus Lake

Duke of Ed Bronze Hikes Cheakamus Lake

After finding out the original planned hiking location of Elfin Lakes was covered in snow, the Duke of Ed Bronze group decided to take their adventurous journey to a hike at a lower elevation, Cheakamus Lake. Changing the location of the trip the week before demonstrated that these five ladies are adaptable and successful at […]

Summit 2 Kayaks the Gulf Islands

Summit 2 Kayaks the Gulf Islands

Every year, students in the Summit 2 elective go on a culminating expedition. This year the class went on a three day kayak expedition, which started at the False Narrows off Gabriola Island and ending at Pirate’s Cove on De Courcy Island. This opportunity allowed students to apply the outdoor skills that they learned throughout […]

Grade 4's Love Orienteering!

Grade 4’s Love Orienteering!

The Physical Health Education and Outdoor Education Departments have been working together to offer more outdoor education within physical education curriculum. As part of this initiative, the grade 4s classes had an orienteering unit within in PE. Orienteering is a sport where participants navigate from point to point using navigational skills and a map. As […]

Summit 2 Winter Trip

Summit 2 Winter Trip

Every year, we cross our fingers and toes at Mulgrave OE HQ, and send desperate pleas to Odin (the Snow God) that we will be blessed with a good winter. Any Canadian Outdoor Education programme would be incomplete without backcountry travel and camping in a proper snowy environment. This year, perhaps we should have been […]

Middle School Cypress Days (click here for the link)

Check out some student reflections from the Middle School Cypress days here!    

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