West Country Outreach School has been given the go ahead by Wolf Creek Public Schools for their 2014 spring break field trip to California.
“I think it’s great an outreach school is actually planning a trip,” said trustee Lorrie Jess.
The trip will relate to curricular objectives of the school. Students learn about globalism and nationalism in grades 11 and 12 and this will be put to use during the trip.
“Also, they are having to complete a photography module and a tourism module,” said Dave Robertson, trip facilitator.
This allows students on the trip to remain up to date on their continuing education unit (CEU) credit requirements.
These credits enable to the school to receive funding, which will be put towards the trip, said Robertson.
Robertson contacted EF Tours, an educational tour company in Toronto, when he decided he wanted the trip for the school.
“We were looking for a tour that’d wouldn’t be too culturally horrible, they wouldn’t have to learn a new language,” said Robertson. “We decided California was a good first trip.”
The first parent meeting for the trip will be in November.
Robertson is also looking into fundraising to help offset the cost of the trip. He believes it will cost approximately $3,000 per student.