St. Mark's School
In the lead up to Education Week and the School Sports NL challenge ‘Dart Outdoors,’ St. Mark’s School in King’s Cove held a traditional Newfoundland Boil Up Day, organized by physical education teacher, Mr. O’Driscoll!
Every student in Grades 1 through 12 took to the woods mid-February, armed with homemade wood starters (wax-dipped newspapers), an assortment of cooking utensils and, of course, a variety of NL staples such as salt fish, bologna and tea! The students were accompanied by most of the school’s staff including, Ms. Mugford, Ms. Batten, Ms. Johnson and Ms. Pevie. There was a fire for each age group and many of the younger students were taught fire safely and respect for the environment. Students were also taught about local vegetation and animal signs, and later went on a hike of the trails in the local area. It was a day of laughter, learning and camaraderie for St. Mark’s and staff and will remain a treasured memory. Thanks to all partner organizations who encouraged the initiative, reminding us that some of the best learning takes place when we Dart Outdoors.