Every student longs to hang on to summer just a little longer. At my school, the start to the school is every student’s dream. The 2nd week of September we head off on field week known as semaine verte.
Oh no, this is not just any school trip to the local museum. With Europe at our doorstep, our back-to-school adventure includes corralling bulls in southern France, climbing mountains in the Swiss Alps, and riding gondolas down the canals of Venice.
Each grade took off for a different destination. The 8th grade headed to the mountains, 9th grade bused to Provence’s paradise, the10th grade to visit concentration camp and cathedrals in Alsace, and 11thgrade flew to Barcelona, Edinburgh and Berlin.
In the past I traveled with my daughter’s 11thgrade to Venice,
and my son’s class to Provence.
When graduates look back, the favorite memories of high school revolve around their week of bonding in places most kids only dream of visiting.
Join me on our back to school extravaganza – education at its best in a room without walls.