Upper Schoolers Go Tech Free in Great Hall
Posted 03/10/2017 04:47PM


If you were in the Great Hall this week, you may have noticed something different: students played chess, worked on puzzles, and drank hot chocolate. As part of National Day of Unplugging (March 3), OES hosted a tech-free week in the Great Hall. The intention behind the week was to foster reflection on the role of technology in our lives and what it’s like to take a break from it, as well was to encourage a different kind of community space in the Great Hall. Many had fun and created meaningful connections as a result. Owen Gross, Upper School physics teacher, was handily beaten in chess by Ethan D. ’20. Owen reflects, “I had a lot of fun getting beat at chess by Ethan. He is one of my ninth grade physics students and a much stronger player than I am. He must have felt bad for me, though, and eventually let me win a game.”

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