Making connections is an essential part of school. When students feel connected to their peers and teachers, they are more motivated and perform better in school.
In the Upper School we focus on cultivating these relationships during advisory and class on a regular basis. Additionally, this year we were able to resume our overnights in Upper School classes. Their return has provided an opportunity for team building and bonding that has been missing during COVID.
Students bonded over setting up their tents for the night.
“I really liked that it was like you were going camping but it was with all your school friends. I really liked making s’mores in a bonfire. Thank you for the awesome experience.” -Dexter
Teachers and students flew along ziplines and shot bulls-eyes.
Curriculum was tied in with a wonderful talk about Otzi.
“I really liked the zipline and the giant swing. Thank you for teaching me how to shoot a bow and arrow. Thank you for teaching me about Otzi’s stuff and for teaching me about fire.” -Mateo
I witness teamwork, cheers of encouragement, student-teacher bonding, and smiles for days. This was certainly a memorable experience for all!
“The tents were cold, but the friendships felt warm!” -Mollie
“Something I enjoyed was the Valley Zipline because it was fun, and I made the hula hoop onto the cone. I also enjoyed the Night Hike because it was a good walk and we saw a beautiful sunset. I would like to thank everyone at Bretton Woods for giving us the opportunity to do all these wonderful things.” -Fred