After taking nine students to England, France and Italy last summer, Ms. Jackie Peach is preparing for it again, this time to Spain and Portugal.
During the summer of 2016, Peach and students will be traveling with Education First Tours for 12 days to Spain and Portugal, and with a short extension to Morocco. Any students who will be 16 by June of 2016 are eligible to travel on this European vacation. Students wanting to travel must know that this trip is not sponsored by Heritage.
Chaperoning EF Tours trips allows Peach to bring what she teaches inside the classroom to life.
“Most of the kids who participated in the last trip had never been out of the country before and their excitement about going to a new place and experiencing a new culture was definitely worth all the work that goes into planning a trip. It is truly an eye-opening experience, and it’s cool to be part of that experience,” says Peach.
The first informational meeting about the trip was on March 18, 2015 at Bemis Library. However, meetings will continue throughout the year for students and parents.
“We will discuss what the generic itinerary will look like, costs, how the program is run and I will answer any questions that parents/kids might have pertaining to the trip,” says Peach.
Jennifer Brewer ’15, a student who traveled with Peach last year, thought that this kind of trip was life changing and that others should be able to experience this as well.
“I think others should try to travel the world because it teaches you some amazing life lessons and you get to meet great people from all around the world,” says Brewer.
However, for any students not able to travel during the summer or for additional travel, there is a possible 2016 spring break trip. For any additional questions, talk to Ms. Peach in the Heritage Social Studies Department.
Freshmen experience new orientation format
School has started and the freshmen have arrived, this year there is a change to the start of school. The freshmen had an entire day to themselves, this way they could to see the school.
Cantwell, Peach sponsor EF trip to Europe
The long-awaited biennial summer trip to Europe has captured the interest of Heritage students yet again, and many are preparing to explore the unique cultures of countries such as Switzerland, Italy, France and Spain, along with supervisors Ms. Peach and Mrs. Cantwell.