New travel club sets sights on Europe

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PARRSBORO Its a long way from Parrsboro to France and Italy, but a group of local students are getting closer with every dollar they raise.

The students have formed a travel club, and are aiming to visit Europe in the spring of 2008.

Were just really interested in traveling to Europe and doing everything we can to try and get there, by any means possible, said Cassandra Morris, a Grade 10 student at Parrsboro Regional High School.

Assisting the students in their venture are teacher Ann Kernohan and librarian Rebecca Bartlett, but the travel club is a separate entity from the school. It is in fact also opening its door to students from other local schools in Advocate and River Hebert as it tries to build its membership.

Its a community group of senior high school students, described Kernohan. They will be an educational tour group going for seven to 10 days, with a professional tour company.

New travel club sets sights on Europe

PARRSBORO Its a long way from Parrsboro to France and Italy, but a group of local students are getting closer with every dollar they raise.

The students have formed a travel club, and are aiming to visit Europe in the spring of 2008.

Were just really interested in traveling to Europe and doing everything we can to try and get there, by any means possible, said Cassandra Morris, a Grade 10 student at Parrsboro Regional High School.

Assisting the students in their venture are teacher Ann Kernohan and librarian Rebecca Bartlett, but the travel club is a separate entity from the school. It is in fact also opening its door to students from other local schools in Advocate and River Hebert as it tries to build its membership.

Its a community group of senior high school students, described Kernohan. They will be an educational tour group going for seven to 10 days, with a professional tour company.

Bartlett has also agreed to travel with the group as a chaperone, she said.

The group has chosen the European cities because of their historical interest, according to Cassandra, who said they wanted to go outside Canada because they may not have the chance again.

Well have more opportunities when were adults to travel to Toronto for the weekend, she said. But its great to travel when were young because were thinking about our careers and what we want to do.

It is also a part of the world they have learned about in school through courses such as Grade 10 history, and the youths want to see what they have learned about first ha nd, she explained.

How much the trip will cost will depend on how many people join the club, according to Kernohan, who said the aim of the club is to raise funds to pay for 30 per cent of the cost. The students themselves through summer employment and support from their families will cover the remaining portion.

Upcoming fundraisers include a dance at the elementary school gymnasium on June 1, ticket sales on a floral arrangement at the King Street Market, and the sale of framed photographs at the prom.

The travel club meets once every two weeks. Those interested in getting involved can contact Ann Kernohan or Rebecca Bartlett.

awagstaff@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Parrsboro Regional High School, King Street Market

Geographic location: Europe, PARRSBORO, France Italy River Hebert Canada Toronto

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