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Christchurch students enjoy weekend adventure trips

Christchurch School senior Annie Heath enjoys the natural rockslide in Shenandoah National Park. 

Weekend adventure trips are an important and favorite component of the Christchurch School (CCS) Great Journeys Curriculum. The trips are designed by CCS Director of Place-Based Education Dave Cola to supplement Great Journeys classwork across the academic departments. The adventures give students an opportunity to continue exploration of the local communities and the Chesapeake Bay watershed—from the headwaters to the basin—in their free time.

On October 9, Cola and students headed to the headwaters of the Rappahannock River in Shenandoah National Park. They hiked and went fly fishing for wild, native brook trout. A highlight of the trip was a 60-foot natural rockslide.

The group enjoyed Northern Neck Burger milkshakes on the way home, and wrapped up the trip with stargazing from the school’s dock.

posted 10.26.2016

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