The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Woodside School have a long tradition of participating in overnight field trips. The 6th grade students visit Marin Headlands, the 7th grade students visit Yosemite National Park, and the 8th grade students visit Washington, D.C.
The goal of the Middle School overnight field trips is for students to build upon what they have learned in the classroom through practical, real life experiences. Students have the opportunity to experience how animals arrive at the Marine Mammal Center, to see how Yosemite Valley was formed, and to take part in the wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. These real world classrooms provide students with life-changing experiences that cannot be replicated within the confines of a normal day-to-day school experience.
Perhaps the most important part of the Middle School overnight field trip experience involves the opportunity for classmates to share a wonderful learning experience together. This opportunity provides students and teachers a natural team building experience that everyone will share for the rest of their lives.
For more information on each of the three Middle School overnight field trips and a sample daily itinerary, please refer to the grade level links.