Travelling physically overseas may not be possible in this current Covid19 pandemic. Yet, last Friday, our learners had the opportunity to virtually travel to the capital city of the US, Washington D.C. During their breakout room ‘flights’, in a Boeing 747 and an Airbus A330, learners’ representatives from three schools shared their expectations of what they hoped to learn as well as what they had benefitted from the virtual field trip.
This virtual trip was organised by our team of Global Perspectives teachers from the three schools. The participants were learners from the upper primary and lower secondary years. They had the opportunity to discover and learn more about the history and culture of the U.S. capital city. Throughout the trip, learners explored six famous landmark locations in Washington D.C. including The White House, The U.S. Capitol Building, The Supreme Court, The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as well as The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Learners were also greeted by Dr Jill Biden, the First Lady of the United States of America!
Additionally, participants were given quizzes before and after the virtual trip, and everyone received a postcard as a reward!
We would also like to acknowledge Discovery Education and Comcast Community Impact for creating and making this virtual field trip possible.