Seventh and Eighth Graders Go to the Northeast

Over Spring Break, the seventh and eighth graders and their teachers traveled to Boston and New York City for the annual east coast trip.  While in Massachusetts the group visited such historic landmarks as the Old North Bridge (where the Battle of Concord was fought) and the House of Seven Gables (the oldest surviving 17th-century wooden mansion in New England). They also visited the Salem Witch Museum and learned about the Salem Witch Trials, one of the more tragic events in American history. Another highlight was the Boston Duck Tour, a sightseeing tour aboard a boat that travels on both land and water which offered a view of many other important landmarks. The students also had time to shop and relax at the Prudential Center and Harvard Square. 

Students and teachers then boarded a bus for New York, New York, where they visited the Empire State Building (along with a breathtaking view from the 86th-floor observatory!), the busy and dazzling Times Square, and the beautiful, expansive Central Park. They went to see Aladdin on Broadway (especially exciting since TLC & LCP were set to put on their own production upon the group's return). The group also toured the 9/11 Memorial Museum, examining authentic artifacts to understand what happened on that tragic day, how people responded in the aftermath of the attacks, and the history and rebuilding of the World Trade Center. Last but not least, no trip to New York would be complete without visiting the Statue of Liberty. 

LCP's 2015 East Coast Trip was an enlightening experience for both students and teachers alike!