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Field trips enhance classroom learning

Where are City Schools students learning? Everywhere! 

Students are beyond excited for field trips that extend their learning beyond the classroom. It’s an important - and fun! - way for “successful schools (to) provide opportunities for students to explore their interests, with enriching activities both in and out of the classroom” in a range of activities and expressive academics that ignite student passion for learning, as noted in the“Building a Generation: City Schools’ Blueprint for Success” plan that continues to drive district priorities and innovation. 

What things are City Schools students seeing and doing on field trips? Everything!

  • Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts, in partnership with the Center for Supportive Schools, has 11 junior and senior peer leaders who work with ninth and tenth grade students through the Peer Group Connection program. The peer leaders recently attended a retreat at Terrapin Adventures, an outdoor adventure park, where they explored their personal confidence, participated in team building activities, and planned weekly outreach activities.Field trippers pose in front of Statue of Liberty
     
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle schoolers loved reinforcing what they learned in the classroom at the Maryland Science Center. See them (literally) jump for joy in this parent-posted video.
     
  • 30 Port VLP students recently visited New York City, where their history curriculum came to life. Take a look
     
  • Henderson-Hopkins 7th graders loved learning more about the environment on a visit to the National Park Service.
     
  • Visits to local museums and attractions are always a favorite - just ask Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary students about their literacy learning at Port Discovery. Here’s the happiness. 
     
  • According to their Westport Academy teacher, there’s “nothing like a little fresh air and hands on learning” for third graders visiting an oyster farm. 
     Students visit oyster farm
  • While learning about the sea in Fallstaff Elementary/Middle classrooms, third graders also learned about it at the National Aquarium. 
     
  • More water wonders! Fifth graders at Maree Faring Elementary visited the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology. Check out these action shots. 
     
  • Booker T. Washington middle schoolers were private guests at McCormick's headquarters! Culinary arts and student leaders got the chance to tour the manufacturing and bottling plant, learn how to prepare 12 tasty meals from McCormick’s Flavor University alongside top chefs, and engage in hands-on learning in their state-of-the-art media content studio! 

For more stories of students expanding their learning outside of the classroom, check out these recent Progress Report stories: