A total of 29 Lee’s Summit R-7 middle-school students participated in an approximately one-week educational tour of France, Switzerland and Germany during early June.
Students traveling were from Bernard Campbell Middle School and Summit Lakes Middle School with a group of teachers from both schools organizing the trip.
Families of the students participating pay for the students’ travel. The group was accompanied by 12 parents and six teachers from the two middle schools.
The educational goals of the tour focused on history, culture, language and travel skills.
Students were immersed in the cultures of France, Switzerland and Germany. While in the Louvre Museum, they saw some of the most famous works of European art.
The final educational goal emphasized travel skills.
Trip sponsors were Jamie Hatfield, Cathy Nalivaiko, David Beal and Mark Hatfield, BCMS, and Cindy Vernon and Bonnie Stevens, SLMS.