panthers in the wild
By: Matthew Byrdy, Jordan Georges, and Samantha Scango, Saint Peter’s Class of 2024
On September 15, Saint Peter’s middle school students went on three unique field trips which included Chesapeake Bay, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Sandy Spring Adventure Park. Each grade had a distinctive experience, and students wrote about their favorite things from the trips in their literature classes.
The sixth-grade class took a field trip to the Chesapeake Bay. Sofia Schaeffer said, “I totally didn’t expect the adventure I got. We took out nets and picked up fish with our bare hands! It was so exciting, and I would seriously like to go again!”
Seventh-grader Abby Auchmoody said, "Field trips are wonderful experiences for hands-on learning. This year we went to Gettysburg which is full of history, and I was extremely excited to learn more about the biggest battle in the Civil War. My favorite part was the cyclorama. It was a circular painting that helped me envision myself as if I were there. I had a wonderful time and believe others did as well.”
The eighth grade class went to the Sandy Spring Adventure Park, for the yearly “Challenge Trip.” This adventure helped to build a sense of community within the class. The outing challenges not only physical skills, but leadership skills as well. When Matthew Byrdy and Samantha Scango were asked what they thought of this trip they said, “It was a great learning experience and helped me to grow closer with my classmates.”