Fifth grader Liam Daniels of Tryon sitting in the astronaut simulator at Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.. (photo by Tracey Daniels.)
Fifth grader Liam Daniels of Tryon sitting in the astronaut simulator at Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.. (photo by Tracey Daniels.)

LLCA Students enjoy end of year field trips

Published 4:07pm Friday, June 21, 2013

From exploring the endless adventures in Lake Lure and Chimney Rock, to traveling across the region, kindergarten through ninth grade students at Lake Lure Classical Academy finished the school year with a variety of educational and fun field trips.

Eighth and ninth grade students traveled to Fort Sumter, S.C. to discover milestones in American History while seventh graders ziplined at Canopy Ridge Farm and hiked the Donald Ross Trail in Lake Lure.

Fifth and sixth graders experienced life as astronauts at Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., and fourth graders visited the Carl Sandburg Home in Flat Rock, the North Carolina Zoological Park in Asheboro and the Biltmore House in Asheville. Third graders journeyed to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, the Catawba Science Center in Hickory, and Linville Caverns in Marion. Kindergarten, first and second graders participated in field day games followed by a leisurely pontoon boat tour of Lake Lure. Kindergarteners also received a first-person glimpse into Colonial Days and Catawba Indian living at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia.

Lake Lure Classical Academy field trips coincide with curriculum studies and give students experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Teachers and students agree that the field trips are full of adventure and also great learning tools.

“The astronaut simulators were my absolute favorite,” said rising sixth grader Liam Daniels. He added that, “Space Camp was educational and fun, too.”

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