Mr. Jacob H. Bouffard
HINESBURG – Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) has many overseas adventures for their students. Among these annual trips is the England, Ireland, and Wales. Hosted by CVU teacher John Bennett, along with four other teachers, the trip is held during the April break until May 2nd. This trip has been integrated within the CVU culture since 2005 and has had a great impact.
All students are welcome to participate in the expedition to the UK. There are no requirements for the explorers other than the quest for knowledge and a good time.
The trip’s purpose is to get students involved with foreign cultures by traveling from the US to the U.K. and Ireland and experiencing their ways of life along with the artifacts that come with their culture.
Then they travel by ferry to Shrewsbury UK, and then to the final destination of London. Throughout the trip they tour large attractions such as the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Ring of Kerry, Stonehenge, and many more. These artifacts all describe or show the cultures behind the UK, and give a good idea of what it is like or was like for the citizens.