5th and 6th grade had quite an eventful day today. We left CDS right on time arrived at out destination in Suwon without a hitch. Upon arriving we engaged in some creative wood working. Kids made hot-plates and magnets using their hammering skills and decorative know-how.
After a packed lunch we headed up the nearby mountain to begin the main event, Zip-lining and obstacle courses. It was a major blast full of adrenaline and endurance. Exhausted from the adventures we headed toward our hotel and had dinner. It’s about time for us to head out again soon for some nightly hiking and exploration. Wish us the best!
The second day of our trip began with an early morning, breakfast, and a quick room clean up. We then began our activities at Suwon fortress where we engaged in an ancient form of archery. Mr. Brennan proved to be the most skilled among us, as he was the only person to stick an arrow straight in the target! Afterward we explored the fortress and tried our hands at flying traditional kites. Some struggled to get the kites off the ground, but once they found their stride it was quite a sight to witness.
We returned to our original residence for lunch and with renewed spirits set off for Suwon Palace. Once we got there we received papers and divided into groups of four. Students then wandered around the palace looking for various landmarks and collecting stamps while playing games and competing with one another. All in all it was an adventurous and tiresome day. Upon reflection, I’m certain this trip was a unique opportunity for students to learn the virtues of independence, responsibility, and community. I hope it leaves a lasting impression.