Just over two weeks ago the seniors returned from the school’s first senior trip to Europe. Students spent three days in the city of London implementing their own itineraries and leading their chaperones. The British Museum, National Gallery, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, Globe Theatre, and the Dickens Museum were the basis of the itineraries, and then students added sites based on their interests. After three days in the city, the entire group went to Oxford for a day and went on an Inklings tour. Then they went to Stonehenge/Salisbury for a day. These English cities afforded a different look at English history and culture. On the final day of the trip, the group was able to take the “Chunnel” to Paris, France, and spend several hours exploring the city by bike and visit just a few sections of the Louvre Museum.
This trip was a tremendous learning experience in history, art, navigation (i.e., finding directions on a subway/bus/train), food, and foreign language. This trip also provided a first-hand experience of information learned in the classroom, helping students gain confidence in their interaction with other cultures and become more effective servants of Christ and His Kingdom.