Gould Academy’s ever-expanding campus
OVERHEARD IN OUTDOOR EMERGENCY CARE CLASS: “Mr. Alford, what do we do if a skier’s head stops moving so suddenly that his eyes pop right out of his head? Is that a significant injury?”
I know this is Tuesday, but I figure it’s not too late to write about things that happened over the weekend.
Weekends are a time to kick back, relax, catch up on some rest or some housework, right? A time to take it easy, right?
HAHAHAHHAHAHAAAA! Silly Glogee, this is Gould Academy! We relax by climbing mountains and building campus saunas! So what do a group of Gould Academy faculty do when they have 48 free hours, 100 pounds of food, a van, and the Maine wilderness at our door?
We find a patch of woods, a van driver or two (Thanks, Mr Parker & Ms Masters!), some good firewood, and a whole lot of good humor. Throw in a solid day of Junior Point training, and you have a full-on Gould Faculty winter wonderland party!
Here are some interesting things that we did/learned over the weekend, hunkered down in the trees near Frenchman’s Hole:
- Mr. Riley is a truly funny man. And a person who just loves to get others worked up.
- Mr. Hoyle will freely share his opinions on anything with anyone. If no one is listening, he’ll just keep sharing.
- Mr. Baker plays a pretty convincing injured student. It’s almost as if he had someone specific in mind during our medical simulation. Hmmm…….
- Ms Eaton is a campfire smoke magnet. Seriously, everywhere she goes, the smoke goes too.
- Mrs. Alford has an alter-ego, now known to us as “Shy Andee.” She comes out during medical scenarios. It’s a little scary.
- Ms Frailey’s scenario alter-ego is known as “Selfish Jaimie.” It’s even scarier.
- Mr. Hedden likes to hang in the back of hiking groups. Except when he’s in the front. Which is always.
- Congo bars are good for breakfast. Fig Newtons are good all the time. Butter makes everything taste better.
- After some extensive research (I listened for 5 minutes one night) I can extrapolate to conclude that approximately 60% of Gould Faculty snores. I am in the minority.
- Mr. Ruby has, in fact, been winter camping before this year. Just ask him-he has an “interesting” story.
I leave you with a couple of pictures (as Mr Southam says, some would call this “evidence”) of our weekend in the woods, GA Faculty-Style. A little training, a little hiking, and a whole lot of fun together.