On Thursday and Friday, May 27-27, the sixth grade from BFA went on their annual overnight trip to Lotus Lake in Williamstown, VT. Students learned to collaborate, work, and play together more effectively through Team Challenge activities, building shelters in the woods, building rafts from a limited amount of available materials, and through challenge course stations.
The weather was beautiful! The students were also able to partake in a night hike, learning to investigate and appreciate their natural surroundings at dusk and after dark.
For both, students and as educators, Lotus Lake is always a favorite memory of the year. It’s a chance for students to not only get to know each other better, but is also a chance for them to get to know their teachers better and for teachers to roll up their sleeves a little and get to play soccer, volleyball, and other fun activities with the students, making connections that aren’t always sparked within the classroom context.