Zip lines and leaps of faith: Class outings build comraderie

On Wednesday, 2 September, boys from Classes II, III, and IV participated in class outings for team building and camraderie.

Class IV held its annual event—an after-school excursion to Ron’s Bowling & Gourmet Ice Cream in Hyde Park—for a little competition and confection. The goal of the trip is to help build class spirit and integrate the eleven new boys into the group. Class III took their third annual trip to Camp Burgess in Sandwich where they enjoyed a combination of high- and low-rope challenges, zip line and canoe race fun, and some down time with each other to swim and play. The day serves to bring the class together through recreation, learn more about each other, and think about how the challenges offered to them on this trip apply to their experiences at Roxbury Latin and beyond.

Class II’s 54 boys along with five faculty members spent their day at Hale Reservation in Westwood, where the organized games and challenges highlighted the Class II theme of leadership and responsibility. The day included the “leap of faith” high ropes exercise, blind sword fighting, and races, and ended with a group reflection about the importance of team-building, individual buy-in, and the importance of communication. Hale Reservation is one of RL’s favorite destinations, a magnificent public property originally donated to the Boy Scouts by Robert Sever Hale, RL Class of 1887. (See photos from all three outings