Tuesday, 23 October 2012 08:06

A trio of trips have been approved by Prairie Rose School Division board trustees

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Prairie Rose School Division schools are looking to learn through travelling this year. To that end, the board of trustees approved three trip requests at the October 9 regular meeting.


EBHS trip to Los Angeles
The Eagle Butte High School cross country team is planning to compete in Los Angeles in February. The team wants to take part in the five-kilometre Run the Timberwolves event hosted by Northwood High School in Irvine, California as well as the Bandit Trail Race in Simi Valley, California.
Darryl Smith and Kelli-Ann Nixdorf, the teachers and coaches involved with the team, wrote in the trip application there could be anywhere between 25 and 45 athletes taking part from the Dunmore school.
The trip is the same as was taken by the school in 2008 and this time would take place from Feb. 14-20. Along with competing in the running events, students will also tour Warner Bros. studios in Hollywood, the Holocaust Museum in Los Angeles, a boat tour of the Channel Islands, Disney Land Park, as well as some shopping excursions.
In the application the coaches wrote, “Over the past 10 years the cross country team has lead the way with regards to athletic ability, desire, determination and character. We have earned a great reputation around the province of Alberta. We hope this will be an opportunity to show others our wonderful athletes, our great school and an innovative district.”
Irvine School trip to Ontario
Officials at Irvine School are planning a five-day trip to Ontario, May 1-5 to learn more about Canadian history and especially the War of 1812.
The trip includes a tour of the CN Tower in Toronto as well as Fort York and a guided tour of the city including the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Ontario Science Centre. Students also will stay in the Niagara region touring the Chippawa Battlefield Park, Queenston Heights and Brock’s Monument, Fort George, Laura Secord Homestead and ride the Maid of the Mist below Niagara Falls.
South Central High School trip to Italy
Oyen’s South Central High School students are planning a nine-day trip to Italy to tentatively take place late March into early April.
Jean Kimber, one of the organizers, in her letter to the board, stated Italy was selected based on curriculum outcomes and parent/student interest.
Highlights of the trip will include seeing Doge’s Palace and riding a ferry through Venice, the archaeological museum in Bologana, the Duomo and Statue of David in Florence, the Basilica of St. Franciso in Assisi, the ruins of Pompeii and the Coliseum, Forum and Vatican City in Rome.
“This is a trip of a lifetime, exploring art, literature, architecture and history of immense historical and cultural significance,” wrote Kimber.
It is estimated about 30 students would likely take part. The cost for the tour per student is about $3,285 not including spending money, lunches and tips.
Students will fundraise as much as possible to help pay for the trip.

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