WILMINGTON, MA — Last month, the Wilmington School Committee unanimously approved the request of four Wilmington High School teachers — Maura Tucker, Lisa Desberg, Michael Jones and Michael Maloney — to take students on a field trip.
But this is no ordinary field trip. This is a 10-day field trip, over April vacation 2016, to Poland, Germany, Belgium and France!
According to the field trip approval form, students will “explore Western European World War II destinations to gain awareness of global perspectives and connections.” The trip is “custom-designed to be aligned to WHS’ World War II and Facing History curricula.” The trip will “provide global settings [for students] to sharpen critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaborating and global competence,” while helping them develop interpersonal and leadership skills.
For a summary of what stops are on the itinerary, read this article from student Stephanie Santini, a reporter for Wilmington High’s school newspaper, “Wildcat News.”
The trip is being an organized by Explorica, an educational travel company. The estimated cost of the trip is $3,649 per student. A 1:6 chaperone-student ratio will be maintained.
Students interested in the field trip are asked to attend an informational meeting TODAY — Tuesday, March 3 — at 2:05pm in Room 2-045. Parents with students interested in the field trip are asked to attend an informational meeting next Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30pm in Room 2-045.
Good luck to all involved! Bonne chance! Powodzenia! Viel Gluck! Alles Gute! Veel geluk!