REPORTING · 12th February 2014
On January 20th, John Sorenson along with two of his students were at Council to request funding for a Grade 11 / 12 class trip to Costa Rica. Going on the trip are 23 students, 4 chaperons and 1 adult.
“We’ve put an application in for sponsorship / community grant to help fund our trip that we’re taking to Costa Rica in Spring Break. The Spring Break Trip is an educational / cultural trip. It’s one that the students chose this past year,” said Sorenson.
He explained the class trip used to be put on by Reid Nelson, a high school teacher who advanced to President of the Kitimat Valley Teacher’s Association. The students wanted to take a trip this year, but it had to be Science based.
The trip will look at the eco system of Costa Rica. It has studies looking at Active Volcanos, Hot Springs and the Culture of a South American Country.
To help them get there, the students have done fundraising, Hot Dog Sales, Barbecues, Designated Driving and other types of fundraising. However, the cost is still quite a ways a way so they are asking for a grant for the educational tour.
Mayor Joanne Monaghan wished them a safe trip. She liked the birds there.
Later in the meeting, a motion was made to approve a $1,875 travel grant for the students involved in the Educational Tours. The motion was called and carried.