BCS blackout

Nov. 4, 2019 | The BCS community made the most of the power outage that affected our campus over the weekend.

With a widespread power outage affecting our campus and surrounding community, and strong winds keeping our community indoors, our residential team and students got creative over the weekend. In Williams House, the girls played "Sardines" (reverse Hide and Seek) in the dark and charades by candlelight. They also polished off all the ice cream in the freezer before it had a chance to melt—talk about resourceful! In Mitchell Family House, the boys set up board games and cards tables, and Grier South held a juggling, coin toss, and paper plane competition in their Halloween costumes. Glass House girls finished three puzzles by the faint light of a portable LED lamp and learned how to play chess. In the evening, houses were treated to pizza from Freddy Pizzeria. The 80 pizza order was picked-up and delivered courtesy of Mr. Tessier. On Saturday, some of our students headed across the river to Bishop's University for a hot lunch at Dewhurst Hall prompting Mr. Tessier to take our brand new 24-passenger bus on its inaugural journey. While it was a fun weekend of bonding and a great reminder that our community is better together than apart, everyone was very grateful when the power returned on Saturday in the late morning.

Thank you to our houseparents, assistant houseparents, and residential assistants, as well as our Buildings and Grounds, and Security teams, and members of faculty/staff who kept our students safe and comfortable throughout the weekend.

See more photos from the BCS blackout on our Flickr! (Find the link in our most recent BCS Broadcast).

Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.