Field Trips are Needed

A man from Hawk Watch is holding a falcon and showing team Freyja students

A man from Hawk Watch is holding a falcon and showing team Freyja students

By Kate Cavin

Field trips are a great break. Whether you’re going to the park, a museum, or the zoo, they are needed more often in schools. Kids need more hands-on experiences and not just hard facts.         

“We need more field trips because students need to experience more and learn by looking, as well as traveling,” said Grace Mead, 7th grade student. A lot of students agree with Mead, but students have other opinions as well.

However, schools can’t just go around planning field trips all the time.

“The school has to pay for everything, and they [field trips] take you out of important classes,” said Jessica Gerber, 8th grade science teacher.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t have more field trips.

“We should have more field trips because it gives us a break from school stress,” said Abby Reed, 7th grade student.

There are more reasons why we should take more field trips.

“We should have more field trips because they teach us more about the real world,” said Wyatt Ellsworth, 7th grade student.

Canyons School District policy allows two field trips per year per class on average.

“Children learn better when they figure things out for themselves,” said the Pennsylvania University site, www.news.psu.edu. On field trips, students get a more interactive experience. This helps take in more information and foster better learning.