BC students (PC years 35 and 36) at RaceRocks, taken by Mark Kelsey. Spring 2010.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Coming home to Pearson

At last, after a very tumultuous summer, I have returned to being a sane and content blogger! I can't guarantee a lot of regular posting since 2nd year has already proven to be very demanding work wise, but I will try my best.

So it's been 3 weeks since year 36 returned to the rocky shores of Pedder Bay and it has been truly lovely to see everyone again. All the memories of last year came flooding back, as my family and I drove up that familiar winding foresty driveway. I always become awestruck when passing through those tall trees. This time, it felt different though. The whole orientation process has felt very different for me, as a second year. I feel a bit less bubbly. A bit older, maybe a bit wiser. A bit more grounded. A bit quieter. A bit more familiar. A bit more rounded....it's hard to describe.

On the other hand, it has been a pleasure getting to know our 83 new first years, they bring so much fresh energy and revitalization to this place.

My roommates are: the extraordinary Nadine from Switzerland, the beautiful and melodic Belen from Paraguay, and the purely lovely Antsa from Madagascar. I'm overjoyed to be in a room with sunshine streaming in through the windows.

Some highlights of orientation week were picking up new Pearsonites from the airport, trying (more like attempting) the art of Ukranian Dance, kayaking and hiking around Sooke park, and watching the first years take their bike test in the pouring rain....

Metchosin Day was good fun too. This years performance for the local community involved singing, marjaani dancing, gumboot, hula, and tango. Despite the overcast skies, it was delightful to take part.

Besides getting back into the swing of Pearson life, I've been consumed with school work including my extended essay! Yippee! People familiar with IB will understand this "personal challenge". Second year theatre class has been diving headfirst into independent projects. Everyone but me has chosen Option A which involves creating a piece of original theatre....I'm so excited to see how it all turns out. I've chosen to do Option B which is an investigation into the more theoretical/academic parts of theatre.

Tomorrow is the 56km Great Lake Walk which a record number of Pearsonites have chosen to take part in. Coming up is European Regional Day and a host of new adventures.

I'm looking forward to an incredible year.

Lots of love,

1 comment:

  1. I know you often deplore you don't have enough comments, but here I am. I read your blog since the beginning and I wanted to thanks you for sharing the amazing way of thinking in Pearson college. Please continue to write in this blog, it is a pleasure to me to read it!
    Danielle (Gatineau, Qu├ębec)