First month of school recap
And just like that, our first month of school has come to an end. It is hard to think that only a few short weeks ago, some students were taking their first nervous steps into the gates of Ridley College. Now, they are already making friends, joining teams and beginning to find their place within the Ridley Family.
The boys started off the month surrounded by nature at the picturesque camp Onadoga. This gave the students their first chance to begin to connect with their peers as well as their teachers. One of the highlights of camp was the winning of the Oscars for the boy’s final skit as well as their triumph in the tug-of-war contest. It was a very action packed three days but it also allowed the boys to begin the school year with a fresh start and a clear head.
Then students took part in our annual snake dance, which was another huge success. Many students got dressed up in black and orange and showed their school pride. It is truly a spectacle to see all of the upper school students marching around campus with so much excitement and energy.
On September 21st, we celebrated Ridley’s birthday where the students had a fun filled afternoon of activities to celebrate 129 years of Ridley pride.
This coming weekend is the first break of the school year. Some students will be able to go back and see their families, while others will be spending Thanksgiving with the families of newly made friends. This is a time for us to reflect on our experiences of the first month and take some time to recharge before another busy month of school.