On November 16, 2017, the Grade 8 students and two of our teachers got the opportunity to visit the Legislative Assembly of Ontario at Queen’s Park. The students boarded the school bus at 7:30 am and arrived at Queen’s Park at about 9:45 am. They were greeted by a tour guide who escorted them to a private room, where they left all mobile phones and school bags. Here they were given an overview of the necessary rules and regulations regarding behaviour. The students were able to quietly explore the main floor of the Assembly while completing a scavenger hunt based on details regarding the history of Confederation.
After this, the students and teachers were seated in the gallery to watch the question and answer period between the Government and the Opposition parties. This was a great learning opportunity for the students! They were also able to identify the Premier of Ontario, Honorable Kathleen Wynne. The tour was very much appreciated and ended with a discussion about the duties of the Speaker of the House. The students were commended for their excellent behaviour and we as teachers were proud to see the high level of interest throughout the day! We look forward to continuing to offer excellent out of classroom learning experiences like this moving forward, as it plays an important role in building a well-rounded education for the student.
We look forward to seeing you and sharing with you the private school community of which we are so proud!
To learn more about Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS), continue browsing our website and ideally drop by any of our welcoming, friendly and family oriented campuses for a personal tour anytime Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:00pm. If you prefer, call to book an appointment for a personal tour anytime Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:00pm.
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