Students from both Vermilion Elementary School and Sailorway Middle School had the opportunity this week to participate in a Pioneer Craftsman Experience presented by the Lorain Country Metro Parks.
Our 3rd and 4th graders traveled down to Mill Hollow and spent the day going to different stations set up throughout the park to learn about the day-to-day lives of the pioneers.
This included getting the opportunity to pan for gold, dip candles, try on pioneer clothing, make their own butter, and help with the chores a pioneer child would normally have. There were a total of 29 stations set up, so it was a fun-filled day for everyone.
This is just one example of the many community events that our students are able to participate in. Many of our district’s teachers and administrators look for opportunities to get the students more engaged with what they are learning through field trips and hands-on experiences.