The Mini provides a learning experience like no other. Through a variety of annual field trips, students explore the curriculum beyond the classroom, gaining a perspective that perfectly compliments the in-school material. The field trips also help grow the strong social aspect of the Mini, facilitating the development of leadership skills and encouraging student bonding across all grades.
This Field Trip usually takes place in January and is for all grades.
Every year the students of the Mini visit The Cinematheque in Downtown Vancouver with their Humanities class. There, they participate in a media studies workshop that aims to explore a variety of topics and issues relevant in the media today. The first half of the workshop is conducted in a presentation and discussion format, with presenters using film and media clips to develop a central theme. After the lunch break, students view a movie highlighting this same theme, with another short discussion taking place after its screening. The field trip to the Pacific Cinematheque is always an eye-opening experience, allowing students to practice critical thinking and public speaking as the group together analyzes the chosen topic. Past workshop themes have included Media, Revolution, and Regimes; Watching Women Die; and the Web of Identity.