Field Trips + High School = RARE!
by Kathy Mak
Field trips + elementary is a combination that happens naturally. However, field trips + high school happens rarely. It was quite a surprise to me when my Planning 10 teacher, Mrs. James, told us that we would be having a field trip on Monday, December 5th, to the Vancouver Convention Center in Downtown, Vancouver. We were going to be participating in the annual Education and Career Fair. The Education and Career Fair is an event where universities, institutes, and colleges from other parts of Canada and the United States come to set up booths and talk about what their school has to offer for post-secondary. One of the benefits of the fair is, besides obtaining useful information on courses or schools you would like to go to, some goodies from each booth that are like souvenirs from each school. For example, there are pens, pencils, first aid kits, tape measures, whistles, and other items you could collect from the booths.
There were four presentations this year based on these topics: studying abroad, geophysics, scholarships, and studying in Nova Scotia. I went to three out of the four presentations, the geophysics, scholarships, and studying at Nova Scotia presentations, and also roamed through numerous booths – collecting information and goodies on the way!
As a result, the whole fair turned out to be both an informative and fun event because I learned more about the various skills I could apply to for post – secondary and also had a fun time talking to the exhibitors. A huge thank – you goes to Ms. Blake for organizing the event, Ms. Jack, Ms. James, and the two supervisors from career programs, Sandra and Barbara, for their contribution to this event!