8th Graders “Ventured Out” to Asheville

Each school year, eighth grade students VENTURE OUT on day trips. It’s part of our school’s cross-curricular travel-study program that weaves literature, science and history with travel and real life experiences. The VENTURE OUT program promotes trips to places and people of interest across the Mountain Region of North Carolina.

In September, students traveled to the Western North Carolina Nature Center in Asheville. In addition to seeing and learning about the many animals at the center, students also enjoyed the ropes courses.

Why do we venture out with our students?

Traveling is an investment in education. It allows kids the opportunity to see first-hand the things they have learned and to put into practice the skills they have acquired. They gain a global perspective and a strong independence that no other teaching method can impart. Travel teaches tolerance, self-sufficiency, and resourcefulness. Without travel, students only see the world on a screen or in a book but TLC ensures they get to experience it for themselves.