by Elizabeth Patton
Trinity students went on a variety of field trips throughout the school year.
Mrs. York’s first grade visited the fire station during Fire Prevention Week and enjoyed seeing the fire engine and having questions answered by the firefighters. The first grade also took a trip to the Montgomery Zoo; while they were there each student identified the animal they had written a report on. They also visited the Southeastern Raptor Center at Auburn University where Mr. Roy Crowe showed them the different types of birds including Spirit the eagle, who flew for the students.
Mrs. Rickles’s fourth grade also visited the Raptor Center after studying owls and other birds for science class. They were able to see the eagles, Spirit and Nova, as well as the different hawks, owls and vultures that live at the center.
Mrs. Ballew took her third grade class on an excursion to Dempsey Farms to pick buckets of strawberries.
In the sixth grade, the history class traveled to Montevallo for the day to visit the American Village, a reproduction of a colonial town in early America. For science class, the sixth graders went to the Coca-Cola Space Science Center in Columbus. There, they made working rockets and learned more about astronomy and space technology.
Some field trips involved extracurricular activities: the seventh through 12th grade P.E. classes took a trip to the bowling alley and the Trinity Trebles traveled to Birmingham to see the ballet The Nutcracker at Samford University.
Whether seeing what they had studied in the classroom come to life or simply being rewarded for their hard work, the students enjoyed these exciting opportunities to travel and learn new things.