Field trips have been an important part of education for students for years. All across the country, school districts have allotted for a certain number of days each year for students to venture out to area museums, cultural institutions and historical sites so that they can make practical implications to their studies.
Here at Foundations Christian School, we've taken the last few months off from taking field trips. However, now that the nice weather is back (we hope to stay!), we're looking forward to enjoying them again in the near future.
Our most recent field trip was to the Sciencenter in Ithaca, where the kids enjoyed all of the exhibits, which included hands-on, interactive activities as well as live animal exhibits. This year the kids have been apple picking, they've visited the Corning Museum of Glass, and they've gone on several other educational trips.
According to an article on the EducationNext website, many schools in the United States have started to cut back on the number of field trips they offer. Museums have reported that they're seeing less and less students every year. Here at Foundations Christian School, field trips are a valuable part of our kids' education, and we want you to know that we are always looking for ways for them to really experience science and art, and many of the other subjects they're learning in class.
If you would like to know more information about Foundations Christian School, we'd like to invite you to take a tour of our website. Please contact us with any questions, or to discuss getting a tour of the school in preparation for the 2014-2015 school year.
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