Outreach school plans U.S trip

West Country Outreach School has been given the go ahead by Wolf Creek Public Schools for their 2014 spring break field trip

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.

Just Posted

Kenney talks pipelines with Trudeau after election win, calls it cordial

Almost a year ago Kenney dismissed Trudeau as a dilettante and a lightweight

Nixon elected according to Global News

Nixon surges ahead in 15 ridings

Alberta’s Notley talks pipelines, energy on last day of election campaign

Noteley toured a pipe fabrication yard in Calgary, a key battleground in Tuesday’s election

Notley hopes for momentum shift as provincial election campaign winds down

Rachel Notley visited a Sikh temple in Calgary today before heading to Edmonton for a rally

‘No answers:’ Canadians react to Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds

The co-ordinated bomb attacks killed at least 207 people and injured 450 more on Easter Sunday

Person airlifted to hospital after avalanche in Yoho National Park has died

The man was among a party of three involved in an avalanche Saturday afternoon

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

A series of bomb blasts killed at least 207 people and injured hundreds more

Parents say Austrian climber missing in Banff National Park ‘lived his dream’

David Lama, Hansjorg Auer and American climber Jess Roskelley have been missing since Wednesday

Six months after legalization, high prices and supply issues boost illicit pot market

It has been six months since Canada became the first industrialized country to legalize recreational cannabis

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

Recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019

Flooding, climate change force Quebecers to rethink relationship with water

Compensation for victims of recurring floods limit to 50% of a home’s value, or a maximum of $100,000

Storms blast South, where tornadoes threaten several states

9.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia at a moderate risk of severe weather

Most Read