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Liberty High Travels Far and Wide

Amanda (Grade 11 / Liberty High) Originally published February 2005

This is the second year Liberty High Charter will be participating in taking study tours to parts of the U.S. and Europe. On each trip, students do an extreme amount of walking to experience and see everything they can while they are there. They eat at some of the best restaurants around and go shopping in places like Times Square. I think that this is a really good opportunity for students to see some of the most beautiful places in the world while they are young and while these historical cities still exist. These trips offer something for everyone.

From November 9th – 16th [2004] students went to Paris, which included a walk along the Champs Elysees, a full tour of the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Notre Dame, Lachaise Cemetery, Muse d’Orsay, Hard Rock Café, and many other sites. They saw other sites such as the Eiffel Tower – some students even received their diploma on top of this amazing landmark.

December 9th – 13th [2004] was spent in New York City, where students learned about the history of New York, walked around the city seeing sites that we all have heard of, like the Statue of Liberty, and dining in some fine restaurants. “If you like shopping you would like this trip,” a student that went on the trip last year told me.

January 4th – 14th [2005], February 17th – 28th [2005], and March 8th – 15th [2005] will be spent in Italy. They will take the Italian rail system as they travel to some of Italy’s best historical sites. They first arrive in Venice and will experience a gondola ride and see beautiful Venetian glass. From there they take a boat from the airport to the hotel and then explore this unique town. Some students may even decide to feed some pigeons in St. Mark’s Square.

Two week-long trips are planned for sometime in the spring; one to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, where students can snowboard and downhill ski, and one to Washington D.C. for a historical tour. These trips are a great chance for students to get to know one another better, and how to get along as a group in an unfamiliar place. Mr. Knox is a great historian; going on one of these trips is sure to put some knowledge in your head.

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