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A variety of extracurricular activities are available at Armbrae.
Public Speaking and Debate are key components of life at Armbrae. Students in grades 6 to 12 may enter the school's competitive debating program that offers the opportunity to engage in academic debate with students from across the region in both provincial and national level tournaments. The goal of our program is to build confident young speakers who are well informed in the important matters of our time and able to engage in robust intellectual discourse.
We also host an invitational tournament for Nova Scotia debaters, grades 7 - 12. Students engage in parliamentary style debate on prepared and impromptu topics. We welcome parent and alumni volunteer judges.
The senior robotics program at Armbrae offers students the opportunity to engage in areas of engineering, science, and technology by building remote controlled robots that compete against other robots across Atlantic Canada in conjunction with Skills Canada. The goal of the program is to motivate learning of, and provide experience in, practical engineering, science and technology. Students who participate not only learn how to work with a variety of tools, but also have the opportunity to work with practicing professionals from the field of engineering as well as to learn many aspects of teamwork, time management, and real world problem solving. The robotics challenge provides an extensive example of experience in support of the classroom curriculum in the areas of mathematics, physics, journalism and technology.
The Junior Robotics Team meets two afternoons a week. The team participates in the First Lego League (FLL) Robotics competition, and for the past several years has brought trophies home from the Provincial Championships at Acadia University. In June 2017 the team travelled to Bath, England, to take part in the International Open Championship.