Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School
|Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School|
|125 Sherwood Forest Square
London, Ontario, N6G 2C3
|Enrollment||1343 (31 October 2007)|
|Colour(s)||Gold, Maroon, & Navy Blue|
Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School is a high school located in London, Ontario, Canada. It was officially opened in 1969, and has history of excellence in the arts, in sports and in community service. Banting is recognized for having a strong French Immersion program and a music program. The school is named after Sir Frederick Banting, who won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of insulin in 1923. The school participated in CBC's mini-series, "The Greatest Canadian", in which Sir Frederick Banting was nominated.
Banting shares an almost exact floor plan with its sister school, Montcalm Secondary School.
Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School has produced the Canadian olympic athletes Jason Tunks, three-time Summer olympian discus-thrower, heptathlete Jessica Zelinka, and speed skater Christine Nesbitt, gold-medalist at the 2010 Winter Olympics in women's 1000 m and silver-medalist at the 2006 Winter Olympics in the women's team pursuit. Jude St. John, a Grey Cup-winning Canadian football player, also attended Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School as well as NHL players Mike Van Ryn & Steve Rucchin. Alan Coulter played 13 years on the Canadian National Men's Volleyball Team and was captain part of those years. Banting is known for its athletics they offer a variety of sports and has a rich tradition of athletic excellence.
Banting is a leader in the community and always has big turnouts for such events as United Way programs and the annual S.C.R.O.O.G.E. campaign. They are also hosts of multiple leadership events, such as D.A.R.E. (Delegates Attaining Raw Experience), a two-day retreat at a camp, and Wildcard, an event that started in 1998 which allows grade eight students to see what life at Banting is like with two full days of events and a sleepover. They also host events such as the annual Diabetes Walk, Relay for Life, and Inside Ride.