BFA Fairfax 6th Graders Collaborate and Play at Lotus Lake

IMG_1679On 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.

IMG_20160526_191905712

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.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s