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Kells Academy is committed to helping students meet their potential, not only academically and socially, but also when it comes to their fitness and health. Along with a nutritious and balanced diet, an active lifestyle is an essential part of maintaining one’s physical and mental health. Despite this, according to Statistics Canada, only about 35% of 5-17 olds are getting their recommended daily hour of physical activity, and only around 1 in 5 adults meet their recommended 150 minutes of physical activity every week.

With all of this in mind, Kells Academy has made April all about health and fitness, with a month-long fitness challenge to help students, teachers, and staff meet their daily exercise goals and improve their physical and mental wellbeing! Read on to learn more about Kells Academy’s Healthy Lifestyle Challenge.

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Our Grade 10 students recently had the opportunity to learn all about Canada’s history, government, and judicial system with a two-day trip to historic Ottawa, Ontario—the nation’s capital and one of its largest cities. With stops including Parliament Hill, ByWard Market, and the Canadian War Museum, Kells Academy students had a busy trip full of sightseeing, fun activities, and educational tours.

Keep reading to learn more about the trip and what our students learned!

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Travelling abroad can offer a range of valuable benefits for high school students, not least of which is the opportunity to develop a global perspective. Travel can also let students try new cuisines, brush up on language skills, and see firsthand some of the important cultural, artistic, and historical works and sites that they have learned about in class.

On March 6th, eighteen Kells Academy students from grades 10 and 11 returned from a whirlwind week-long trip to Barcelona, Spain, where they were able to learn about and experience Spanish culture, take in a range of breathtaking art and architecture, and even pick up some valuable new skills.

Keep reading to learn more about Kells students’ recent European excursion.

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Kells Academy students recently had an opportunity to show off their science and technology skills at the annual Hydro-Québec Montreal Regional Science & Technology Fair, held at Concordia University’s downtown campus from Sunday, March 24th to Tuesday the 26th. This competition sees emerging scientists aged 13 to 20 sharing their passion for science and technology, presenting their original research in creative and accessible ways for science fair visitors.

With technology integrated into all aspects of our curriculum, and flexible science programs that allow students to learn at their own pace, Kells Academy ensures that students have a broad array of scientific and digital skills to apply to any challenges they may encounter. This year, the projects taken on by ambitious Kells students covered a wide variety of topics, from pinhole cameras, to water purification, to defending coastal areas from tidal waves.

Read on if you’d like to know more about the impressive and far-ranging research that Kells Academy students presented at this year’s Regional Science Fair.

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Kells Academy is home to students from all over the world, including China, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Turkey. For many of these students, English may be a second or even third language, and in some cases, they may require some additional coaching and instruction before they are ready to tackle an English-language academic curriculum. Fortunately, Kells has robust resources available to support these students and help them achieve the level of fluency they need in order to excel in their English education at Kells Academy and beyond.

Founded in the fall of 2017, the Kells Academy Language Centre is a dedicated language-learning campus, allowing students coming from abroad to focus on improving their English language skills with the help of trained ESL teachers before moving onto the main Kells campus once they’ve developed their fluency.

Here’s how the Language Centre helps ESL students reach their potential.

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