The first month of school is quickly coming upon us. What a busy month it has been!
The start of the month was a exciting one, as we welcomed lots of new students to the halls of ABE. Many students came in wondering what is the year going to hold for them, what kind of adventures await them in their future at Ridley?
Before too much thinking about the promising future that Ridley has to offer, the boys of ABE loaded buses and were off for a 3 day adventure stay at Camp Onodaga. Here the boys had a blast with many activities their fingertips, such as Kayaking, Mountain biking, water polo, gaga ball and so much more! A big highlight for the boys during these three days was winning the Onodaga Oscar which is a trophy given out to the house that performs the best original skit! In the pictures below, you can see the boys posing with the Oscar.
The nervous faces of new students in ABE quickly turned to comfort as Camp Onodaga was a great bonding experience where they got to meet not only the boys from their house, but connect with boys from other houses.
Soon after arriving back from camp, the boys from ABE were hit with a second event: Snake Dance! This is an annual tradition at Ridley that allows us not only to celebrate the beginning of the school year, but a great way for the school to keep that positive energy going from camp.
As you can see from the photos, the boys had a great time covering themselves in paint and gathering around a huge bonfire for celebrations!
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The rest of the month was much calmer, as classes kicked into high gear. Overall it was a great month and the residential staff at ABE cannot wait for what fun adventures October will bring to the boys of ABE!!!