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Christchurch takes part in Great Journeys Day

Above, Christchurch students who helped with projects at the Middlesex YMCA.

Monday was Great Journeys Day at Christchurch School. Students and faculty took a break from classes, but not from learning and team building.

Part of the intention of the Great Journeys initiative is to give students breadth of exposure—choices—then to encourage them to pursue their interests in depth. Great Journeys Day provides opportunities to engage in a variety of activities and to cultivate values of stewardship and service.

Opportunities included: paddling the Dragon Run, digging clay and making pottery, an Urbanna Creek watercolor expedition, tending the CCS Oyster Farm, constructing an altar for outdoor chapel services, a trip to the Pamunkey Indian Reservation shad roe operation, a service field trip to the Virginia Council of Churches Refugee Resettlement Program in Richmond, a field trip to Norfolk Naval Air Station, service trip to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation site in Petersburg, working on a park for Friends of the Lower Appomattox River, loading and organizing at the food bank in Aylett, helping with projects at the Middlesex YMCA, a drama workshop, photojournalism, a oyster workshop, and working in the CCS garden and greenhouse.

posted 04.09.2009

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