Seventh grader Alex Whitman climbs up a pole to attempt the leap of faith on a ropes course in Shropshire. Most seventh graders enjoyed the ropes course.
The seventh grade orange team trip to Preston Montford in Shropshire was a time for students to socialize with their peers and see many forms of nature. The students left campus for four nights during the second week of September. They learned about surviving in the wilderness, our ecosystems, and the beauty of nature. They also went on many beautiful hikes, and even though the weather was less than desirable, seventh graders were able to see many things that they never expected to see.
On one of the hikes, the seventh graders splashed around on the edge of a pond and found creatures including shrimp, bugs, and fish. Also, on the hikes, students learned about the land’s geography history. Seventh grader Cameron Spurr said, “The trip was a fun way to bond with peers and friends. I think that the science on the trip was blended in well, and was a fun introduction to the curriculum to come.”
However, the seventh grade students didn’t just hike the whole entire time. They also got to participate in lots of activities such as setting up animal traps, learning how to make shelters, make fires, and go on a ropes course.
Seventh grader Gemma O’Neill said, “It was an interesting experience for the whole grade. I had a great time hanging out with my friends, and it was a great time hanging on the ropes for the day.”
It is hard to please everyone, but overall, the seventh graders who went to Shropshire enjoyed their time there and learned not only about nature but about each other as well.