Nadia Hojjatpanah / Staff reporter
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vancouver. Heidi Upton, Guitar, EAL Transitions, Peer Tutors teacher who organized this field trip, on December 3 for all the international students in Gleneagle said “students managed to stay positive and seemed to enjoy the trip even though it was raining a lot.”
Over more than half of the school’s international students attended this field trip. Students took a cultural excursion along the Nature’s edge board walk.
Ana Hamrang, grade 10 said, “this was my first field trip with the international community. Other than the weather, I enjoyed taking pictures of the beautiful Christmas lights and met so many new friends. I can’t wait for more field trips like this.”
Although there was a lot of new international students, there were some students who have attended to Capilano Suspension Bridge last year. Noora Shirazi, grade 11 said, “the lights were beautiful, but the weather ruined most of my photos. I hope it won’t be raining next year.”
“I had to make sure I was taking more than enough photos just in case the rain had ruined some. This field trip was difficult because of all the rain and the wind. But I still had fun and would try to go next year as well,” said Mohammad Honarpisheh, grade 12.
It is not always easy to go on a great field trip, but students have the right to say it is a memorable one.
Upton seems to be organizing all kinds of field trip throughout the year. If you are an international student and are interested to join, you’re welcome to take a form from the International Board in the hallways.