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Sun­ny­side stu­dents visit na­tion’s cap­i­tal

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Stanstead

In Que­bec at the end of June, thou­sands upon thou­sands of grad­u­at­ing grade six stu­dents will take to the road for a day or two, ac­com­pa­nied by teach­ers and par­ents, for a spe­cial ex­pe­ri­ence: the end of el­e­men­tary school class trip.

Last week, Sun­ny­side stu­dents headed to Ot­tawa with their teach­ers Ms. Mosher, Ms. Grey and Ms. Col­lette for a two-day tour of our national cap­i­tal. “I do a spe­cial unit on Ot­tawa with the stu­dents be­fore we head out,” ex­plained Ms. Col­lette be­fore she listed all the places the stu­dents vis­ited. “On the first day they vis­ited the Mu­seum of Science and Tech­nol­ogy, the Avi­a­tion Mu­seum, Par­lia­ment Hill, the By­town locks, and they fin­ished with a visit to the IMAX to see Ti­tans of the Ice Age. On the sec­ond day, we went to the Na­ture Mu­seum and the Al­ti­tude Gym. The kids re­ally loved that.”

A few of the stu­dents who vis­ited Ot­tawa sat down with the Stanstead Jour­nal on the last day of school to talk about their trip. “The only thing I didn’t like was for­get­ting my hat and sweater at the Col­lege where we stayed. But what I liked most was the Science Mu­seum, es­pe­cially the big room with all the lights, and the tele­scope,” said Sieanna Waller.

“I liked all of it pretty much; I’d go back for an­other visit. What I liked most was the boat ride on the Rideau Canal. It was re­ally cool to see ev­ery­thing on the shore,” com­mented Noah Wal­lace as he took a break from the Tombola games. “I saw lots of in­ter­est­ing things at the Na­ture and Fos­sil Mu­seum and I liked the Col­lege that we stayed at,” said Kas­san­dra Ro­drigue.

“When we went to the Science and Tech­nol­ogy Mu­seum, what was that ball thing that made our hair stand up? And I re­ally liked the path of lights,” said Joey Al­varez en­thu­si­as­ti­cally. “We did rock climb­ing at a spe­cial gym and I climbed right up to the ceil­ing. It was scary at first, but I’d do it again,” said Kayla Alex with a lit­tle pride.

Al­though most of the stu­dents had never been to Ot­tawa be­fore, Ka­t­rina Boudreau was vis­it­ing for the fourth time, but still re­ally en­joyed it. “I’ve been there be­fore with my fam­ily but I was happy to go again. I’ve gone to mu­se­ums with my fam­ily but the rock climb­ing, I didn’t do that with my fam­ily. And it was re­ally fun to stay at the col­lege.”

Last week’s trip was the third big end-of-year trip for Sun­ny­side teacher Tammy Mosher. “The best part for me is be­ing able to take

Pho­tos courtesy

This Sun­ny­side stu­dent was off on a plane ride at the Avi­a­tion Mu­seum.

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