En Plein Air

Our French Hiking Club

This autumn, En Plein Air, a French hiking club was created. The club consisted of 20 students who share a love for the great outdoors and who wanted an opportunity to practice their French skills outside of the classroom. The students went on three hikes throughout the month of October and oddly enough, got to experience three different seasons. The first hike with Ms. Blain and Mr. Lipinski took place on a beautiful, sunny day on Mount Royal. During the second hike at Owl’s Head, the students, as well as Ms. Blain and Ms. Rubenovitch, got to observe the beautiful changing colours of the leaves as they climbed to the top of the mountain. Finally the third hike, which was chaperoned by Ms. Blain and Ms. Bolduc, occurred at Mount Orford where the students had to trek through blizzard-like conditions. Needless to say they were all very happy to have a hot chocolate upon their return to Kells! We are hoping to keep the En Plein Air club going with a snowshoeing outing this coming winter as well as a possible camping trip in the spring.

By Kimberly Blain