A trip to remember

Erin Stephens
Staff Writer

A field trip is defined as a journey by a group of people to a place away from their normal environment. For 7th graders at Big Spring Junior High, this is exactly what the students will be experiencing May of next year.
A typical student’s day consists of going from class to class at the ring of a bell and learning activities usually take place within a classroom instructed by one teacher. BSJH Assistant Principal, Chelsea Wells, wanted students at her school to learn a different kind of lesson; one that could only be learned by leaving the classroom itself.
Wells came up with the idea to take what will be 8th grade students next year, on a trip to visit historical landmarks in both Washington DC and New York City.
“The purpose of the trip is to enhance the students’ learning through experiential learning,” said Wells. “Students will be able to experience Washington DC and New York City, and visit sites like the Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 museum and memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the changing of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Capitol building, Mount Vernon, and so much more.”

For the full story, please see Friday's paper.