Our middle school students went on educational field trips last Friday. These trips provided a way for students to get out of the classroom for a day and have some fun while learning science and history in unique ways.
The 6th graders traveled to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC. They completed a scavenger hunt that took them to every corner of the zoo, helping them learn unique facts about the animals of Africa and North America. The students especially enjoyed the playful river otters, watching the zookeepers feed the gorillas, and hand-feeding the giant giraffes.
The seventh grade class started their day at the NC Aquarium where they made lots of new friends (horseshoe crabs, frogs, jelly fish, even an albino alligator). From there they explored civil war remains at Fort Fisher and climbed aboard the USS North Carolina Battleship where they learned about its use during WWII. The students were able to enjoy God’s creation through ocean life and learn about the history of two wars.
Our eighth graders entered another time era as the noon cannon welcomed them to Colonial Williamsburg. Students got to mix clay with their feet, see the old courthouse and participate in several trials, put out a fire with the bucket brigade, draw water from a well, and visit the blacksmith. The trip to the colony finished with a visit to the Public Gaol (jailhouse).
Check out our Facebook album for more pictures from our middle school field trips!