Lakefield, ON | Grades 9 - 12 | Shortlist
There are so many choices, from sports, drama, music, visual arts to clubs such as LEAF and debate team. Students have a choice each term to switch up their choices. Sports have different levels so that everyone from the beginner to the expert can join and enjoy. Students can join as many or as few of these activities as they choose and the schedules of the activities are throughout the day and after school. This year a student (a friend of my son's) felt there should be a book club at the school. The administration and staff helped the student get one started and made sure there was space in the school and on notice boards to advertise the new initiative.
Lakefield College School campus is set on the most stunning of properties. From the full-size outdoor skating rink, Beekeeping, theatre, to the beautiful sailing club and waterfront, rock climbing wall to the state of the art gym every student has the opportunity to try a multitude of activities. Our son played competitive hockey & soccer, trained hard and played hard. Each student signs up for extracurriculars that are of interest to them, they offer a huge range of clubs. Lots of students will choose something they have never tried before. LCS does an excellent job and providing the students with the opportunity to be well-rounded students.
Structured within the school day are required times for school clubs, teams and wellness activities. This means that students are not making the choice IF and WHEN they participate, but HOW. The variety of activities are truly outstanding. Within one year it would easily be possible to fit in a range of land and waterfront activities such as beach volleyball, dance showcase, outdoor hockey, business club, sailing and cooking. In addition to the after school extracurriculars, once a week the school pauses for an extended lunch break for wellness activities that help you stay well-rounded, focused and present.