CCJH’s StuCo and Life Skills visit older times

Posted: April 17, 2015 in Life Skills, Student Council, Trips

By Pauline Harner
Cougar News Blog

     Cactus Canyon Junior High’s student council and the life skills class went to the Renaissance Festival on Tuesday, March 3.
     Life Skills teacher Desirae Davis wanted her students to learn about how to act at a public event, how to socialize with others, how to pay for things, and how to use a map to find things.
     “I expected my students to learn about history and community skills,” said Miss Davis. “This trip was to involve the students into a life experience and to make friends with student council students.”
     StuCo went on this trip as a reminder that they are all a Student Council family and that they do a lot of fun activities with each other and the Life Skills students.
     “It was a fun bonding experience for StuCo,” said Matthew Martinez.
     Students between Student Council and Life Skills had lots of fun getting henna tattoos, going to the fairy shop, riding elephants and one student even got a coffee mug. All the students learned lots about helping others, bonding with each other, and the culture from the Renaissance era. Those lessons will stick with them for the rest of their lives.
     “I learned the culture of the Renaissance era,” said Martinez.
     “I learned it is important to help others,” said seventh grader Haley Loftis.
     The planning process for this trip took a couple of months due to paperwork being sent to the Renaissance Festival and the school district.
     Student Council and Life Skills were gone for about five hours in all. They left during second hour and came back around seventh hour.

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