Online Learning Students: Interested in a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience?

In April 2012, a group of students from the Online Centre for Learning @ Home will be leading a historic school trip to France. This opportunity, which will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis to all of our students during Easter, will feature experienced chaperones, guided sightseeing trips, and a special visit to Vimy Ridge, where Canadian troops landed during their historic March in 1917.

To commemorate the 95th anniversary of the occasion, a number of French and Canadian dignitaries will be on hand to mark the date. Students will also visit Juno beach, where Canadian forces played a major role in the D-Day Normandy invasion. Both of these stops will give students the chance to see historic sites while gaining a better appreciation of our country’s history, and the heavy prices paid to ensure freedom.

This trip represents an opportunity to experience history firsthand in a way that many high school students are never able to. This is especially pertinent as many of our families have ties to the military, and would like to see students and their family be able to better relate to the struggles that their parents, grandparents, and older generations may have faced.

In addition to the historical elements, the online students of our European trip will also have an opportunity to see all the major sights and attractions, including the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Experienced tour guide from Explorica will be with us at every step of the way to ensure that students are given a background about each site, and that all questions are answered.

More information about this much-anticipated trip can be found by clicking on this link and downloading the PDF overview with the relevant dates, costs, and a full itinerary. Alternatively, if you have questions about this trip, feel free to contact our office directly – we will be happy to share any information.

Our 2012 trip to France represents a unique opportunity for students to see a piece of history for themselves and be a part of a televised event to mark an important milestone. We hope your student will be there to experience it with us!

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