Student Quotes

"I thought that the lesson on human impact was very good as well as it gave me an idea of how humans cause problems for the environment and that we should always think of how things will impact the environment so we don’t cause any more problems."
                                                                                                                                                              M.  Oriole Park P.S.

"I liked predator and prey because it had a lot of action but at the same time it taught me about the food chain and how everything is connected."                                                                                                                          D. Oriole Park P.S.

"My favourite activity was probably going to the Lighthouse. I loved how our clan leader told the story. He told the story with enthusiasm, sadness and most of all, he used a mysterious voice! I would rate your school an A++! If I had a choice to come back your school or not, I would choose yes! When my mom was in grade 6, she went to the Island School. The only thing she can remember is being afraid to go to the top of the Lighthouse! I was not afraid.                                           M.R.Norway P.S.

"I loved the night walk around the islands. I’ve never been on them before. It was a great way for everyone to get exercise and let loose. My favourite part of the walk was the city view."                                                                            E. Norway P.S.
"Predator and Prey was my favourite game. I was a small herbivore and I didn’t get caught once. The game is a great way to show in the real world what an animal’s life is like. They’re always on the run. I was really tired afterwards though. All in all, I had a great time at Island School. I learned a lot about the environment and much more."                       A.V. Norway P.S. 

"I had the best time ever in Island School. I learned many new, wonderful things. NOW I can teach my younger brothers and other families about the things I learned and how great they were. I would really love to come back again soon." A.Y.Norway P.S.
"Eco Art was really fun. I liked looking for beach glass. Making the paper was cool too. I learned one thing I will never forget, it’s how bad a dead skunk smells.                                                                                                            N.B. Norway P.S.

"One of my favourite things about the Island School was the garden. It was awesome! My favourite things were the weeding and finding critters. A friend and I weeded 20 weeds in a minute. I am writing this letter to say thank you for making my experience at the Island School great! I hope we come back in grade 7.                                                        K.G.Norway P.S.

"I would really like to thank you for being so kind to us. I thought it was a super duper fun experience and if I could come back I would. Everyone in my group wanted to stay instead of going back to our regular school. Personally, while I was there I actually loved learning. I would like to thank the lunch ladies for providing us with food and the food was great."    V.D.Hawthorne P.S.

"I’m writing to say that I had an amazing time at the island school. Our teacher told us that the government was closing down outdoor education centres. i think this is terrible because outdoor ed centres are very important and I would hate to see the island school closed. Anyways, on to the good stuff. I have to say, my favourite activity was either biodiversity, mini-olympics or predator and prey. I can’t decide because they were sooo fun!"                                                                  S. Hawthorne P.S.

"I really enjoyed your program and I hope you never have to go. I really loved doing biodiversity because you got to learn/see where animal’s habitats are. I really enjoyed feeding the chickadees."                                                        N. Hawthorne P.S.

"In the island school, I had a lot of fun. I learned a lot of new things. Also I got to try new things too, like feeding birds, going to a lighthouse and going on the night hike, because I liked the view. It was fab."                                                V. Essex P.S.

"The time I had was as fun as washing dishes! I like washing dishes so you know! I would enjoy coming back."   N. Bowmore P.S.

"Thank-you very much for showing us so many amazing things about nature. I particularly liked how the small chickadees came to feed from our hands. It was a bit freaky at first, but I got used to it. You kept us busy from the moment we got up to the moment we went to bed. I liked that because I was not bored for one moment. I even dreamt about the Island School. My favourite part was the lighthouse."                                                                                                       L.S. Bowmore P.S.

"I love it at Island School. I wish I could go back but I can’t but I might stay for summer camp."                         S. Essex P.S.

"Thank you a TON! I liked the things you taught us. I liked the maze, looking at the city, the Mini-Olympics, the Lighthouse and especially feeding the chickadees."                                                                                                                 E. Essex P.S.

"I just wanted to thank you for teaching me lots of things I’ve never known before. About nature and not only learning but I also had such an amazing time. The games were fun and the food tasted great. One of my favourites was going to the lighthouse and listening to the creepy story. You can’t imagine how many nightmares I’ve been having...just kidding. I also enjoyed feeding the birds. Don’t get me started, there wasn’t one thing I didn’t enjoy besides going to bed because of all the excitement."                                                                                                                                            E. Essex P.S.