Friday, April 10, 2015

From Brittany Woods to the World!

Saint Augustine wrote that "the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page."  If this is so, then one group of 8th graders from Brittany Woods Middle School are well into their first chapter. Under the direction of French teacher Alexis McGeahy and Latin teacher Madelyn Roth, thirteen students along with parent chaperones had the opportunity to dive deep into the history, culture, food, and beauty of Europe on a once-in-a-lifetime spring break trip.

After fundraising for over a year, the group spent ten busy days exploring London, Paris, Rome and surrounding areas. Highlights included Colosseum, the Pantheon, the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Vatican City, the Palace of Versailles, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey.  One traveler called it, "the most fabulous time of our lives."

Plans are already underway for next year's trip, which will include Paris, Lucerne, Munich and Heidelberg, with stops at Neuschwanstein Castle and Dachau concentration camp. They are still accepting students, and travel arrangements will be through EF Educational Tours.

Thanks to Sarah Holahan and Joycelyn Barnes for the photos.

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