On April 23 and 29, The Country Day School competed in an Ontario-wide mock trial tournament hosted by the Ontario Bar Association and the Ontario Justice Education Network. Each team consisted of 6-8 students with 4 lawyers and 2-4 witnesses. The students prepared to present both the prosecution and defence sides of a criminal case, which this year was for assault causing bodily harm. In the case, the teams had to prove or disprove that the defendant pushed another person down a flight of stairs during an argument. The teams are given points for their legal argumentation and for how well they portrayed their roles as lawyers and witnesses. The additional challenge this year was that the tournament was held in front of actual judges via Zoom video conferencing, similar to how actual criminal trials are being held now due to COVID restrictions.
The Mayor's Celebration of Youth Arts: Online Exhibit Extended to June 19th
For the past five years, Arts Society King (ASK) has invited CDS to participate in a student art exhibit featuring artwork from the three King Township Secondary Schools. The goal of this initiative is primarily to celebrate the talented young artists within the King community. It has also presented an opportunity for students to participate in a professionally-executed art exhibition, thereby offering our young artists recognition, encouragement, mentorship, a positive art experience and more. The event has truly grown into a community-based celebration of youth art.
Students Tackle Social Justice Action Projects in World Cultures
The Grade 12 World Cultures class was a new addition to the slate of courses offered at CDS this year. The course examines aspects of culture and identity with multiple opportunities to look at significant contemporary issues.
Last Friday, Henry Xiu ’22 and Kevin Liu ’21 participated in the first-ever virtual independent school Chess Tournament organized by our very own Mr. Jason Jugoon. In addition to CDS, Appleby, Crescent and UTS signed on for a total of 16 competitors. Henry (Team Captain) and Kevin placed 9th and 8th respectively, but Appleby swept the podium.
Looking for a great book to read during our third lock down this spring? A great book to gift mom with on Mother’s Day? Interested in connecting with other members of the CDS Parent Community?
We invite you to join us for a virtual book review evening featuring The Midnight Library by Matt Haig on Monday, May 31st at 7 PM. Based on the success of our first one in March, we thought we would offer a second!