Sunnyside students visit Old Quebec
other chaperones for the trip,” explained grade 5/6 teacher Emily Grey. All organized through a travel service, the entourage travelled to Quebec in an air-conditioned bus that came right here to Stanstead to pick everyone up early Wednesday morning.
Arriving in Quebec a few hours
later, the group first visited the Quebec Aquarium on the South Shore before going into the city. Then the students visited the Citadelle, Parliament Hill, the Plains of Abraham and Montmorency Falls. “We walked to the bottom of the falls and got drenched, but that was nice because it was so hot,” said Ms. Grey. After supper the students went to a 3D Cinema to watch the most recent Madagascar movie, then returned to their hotel to swim in the indoor pool before bedtime.
On Thursday, the students had a guided tour of Parliament, a guided tour of Old Quebec, a visit to the Museum of Civilization followed by some souvenir shopping in Old Quebec. One of the sights they were most impressed with was a tree growing around an old cannon ball on Saint Jean Street. The trip ended with a ferry ride from Old Quebec to Levis where everyone was picked up by the bus and brought back to Stanstead. The students were home by 9:00 pm, exhausted but happy and certainly culturally enriched, even if they don’t know it!
“I’d like to give a big thank-you to all the chaperones and the whole community for participating in our fundraisers,” added Ms. Grey.
The cost of the trip was completely paid for by fundraising activities, such as Cow Patty bingo, a Shepherd’s Pie Supper, the Talent Show, Christmas Tea, bake sales, pizza sales and more.
A smiling group of Sunnyside students, teachers and chaperones in front of the Parliament buildings in Quebec City.
Sunnyside’s grade 5/6 students were happy to get a little wet visiting the majestic Montmorency Falls (higher than Niagara Falls) near Quebec City last week on their school trip during the heat wave.