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Field trips have always been a fun and important part of education. My oldest son loved going on field trips. I was lucky enough to be able to go on a few of those trips with his class. I remember the kids having a great time at a pumpkin farm, learning about farming and animals. We also went on a trip to History Farms which is a popular destination for field trips. Children learn and see an exact replica of the past and learn history and how different things are now. Hands on experience is important for children.
I am disappointed that field trips are being cut from school budgets. A 2009 report from The American Association of School Administrators, estimated that over the course of the school year, the number of school districts eliminating field trips will increase by 56 percent. That’s more than 30,000 schools. I want my kindergartner to have the same experiences that his older brother did.
I am so excited that Lunchables Lunch Combinations wants to help deserving kids across the country go on an inspiring, educational experience with the launch of the program, Field Trips For All. It is the first effort from the Lunchables Team’s new initiative called Project Potential. The program aims to empower children with more opportunities for learning. Project Potential will provide enriching experiences kids might otherwise not have.
Anyone 6 years of age or older can nominate a deserving classroom by going to the Lunchables website and submitting a nomination. From all nominations received, 50 classrooms will be selected to go on an inspiring, educational experience. It will only take a minute to click over and nominate the classroom that you think deserves it. I did. My son is part of the Special Education program, so I nominated them. What classroom are you nominating and why? I would be thrilled if you spread the word about this great opportunity for children by tweeting, blogging or on Facebook.