On Friday, April 26, eighth grade students (accompanied by nine chaperones) at Tri-Valley Central School took a very special field trip to New York City. It was a busy day that proved to be very educational!
The first stop of the morning was at Battery Park. Students were able to eat lunch in the park and then had time to do some sightseeing in the area.
Next, students boarded a ferry at Battery Park to visit the Statue of Liberty. Despite the heavy rains, students were able to walk around the statue and get an up close and personal view. Learning about the Statue of Liberty was a powerful reminder of our nation’s history.
After visiting the Statue of Liberty, students re-boarded the ferry to Ellis Island. There they received an audio tour and learned all about immigrants who came to the United States. Some of the students had relatives who came through Ellis Island, so the history was particularly
Lastly, after leaving New York City, the class made a final pit stop at McDonald’s for dinner. Many students continued to talk about the trip the entire ride home!
The teachers are proud of all of the students for making the second annual eighth grade New York City trip a successful one. Despite the uncooperative weather, students were wonderful representatives for our school. It was a unique experience and was enjoyed by all!