Four students from Cedar Rapids Kennedy recently returned from an experience of a lifetime. The students spent 12 days in South Africa learning about the culture, history, and wildlife of the area. Students recorded their journey on the Discovery Student Adventures blog site along with other trips occurring this summer to Australia and China. They used blogger to write posts, twitter to attach tweets to the blog, Picassa to add pictures to the blog, and YouTube to add video content to the blog. Each student did a tremendous job of documentingtheir experiences on the trip and each blog is unique from one to the other.
Some of the activities students participated on throughout the trip included diving with great white sharks, visiting townships, Nelson Mandela’s home, Kruger National Park, SANCOOB rehabilitation center, Apartheid Museum, Cape of Good Hope, an orphanage, and many more amazing places.
My words alone cannot express the excitement and sites seen on the trip to South Africa. The animals that we had the opportunity to see were unbelievable and the experiences at museum, townships, and the orphanage were priceless. Please take a look at the student blogs for the South Africa trip by clicking on the link above. Make sure to take a look at the pictures tab to see some of the incredible things the students had the opportunity to see.
If you have the chance to setup a trip on your own and take students I would highly recommend it. The experience I had working with the Discovery Student Adventures Crew was very easy and stress free. The parents and students felt up to date on all pre-travel information. There are a ton of exciting itinerary’s to look at and get students thinking about.