Looking Back at this Year's Expeditions (Field Studies)

Looking Back at this Year's Expeditions (Field Studies)
Looking Back at this Year's Expeditions (Field Studies)

Before the fall holiday, Grade 8 students traveled to Minakami as part of the annual YIS Expeditions. Students were recently asked to look back and reflect upon their expeditions and what they took away from their experiences. Read Allison's reflection below:

Field Studies Post Report by Allison (Grade 8)

Wow. Thats all I can say. From the amazing views to the nightly games of slap jack, field studies was the best experience. The breakfast was amazing as so was lunch and dinner. But the best parts were the activities! I never thought I would ever get the opportunity to go mountain biking or canoeing in Japan. It was hard to do some of the activities such as canyoning because I had never done it, but hey, isn't that what field studies is for? I got out of my comfort zone from the start, I have never tried to put on a wetsuit (which was the worst part of the trip) but I got to have an amazing experience by jumping off a 20 meter waterfall (the best part of the trip) The scariest part of the trip was probably mountain biking because some of the hills were VERY steep. But now I am more experienced and can go on more biking experiences. The most relaxing, yet exciting part of the trip was canoeing because I loved the view. I learned so many things at field studies, one of them being able to work with others. I had to get other's ideas before I did anything.

Most of all, I got out of my comfort zone. I was scared to go canyoning, but I did it. I didn't know how to river raft, or tie a double 8 knot. But I did all these things and it made me feel so accomplished that I did so many things I didn't think I would have ever been able to do.


More reflections about the Expeditions (Field Studies) can be found on our middle school and high school Learning Hub Blogs.

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