Retired teacher Paul Carnes (left) shows distance education students Collin Johnston

Retired teacher Paul Carnes (left) shows distance education students Collin Johnston

Distance education students share workshops

The Intermediate/Junior High Distance Education students have had a busy fall and the winter shaped up to be just as active.

By Ann Piszek

The Intermediate/Junior High Distance Education students have had a busy fall and the winter shaped up to be just as active.

Distance education students study at home – elementary grades with the traditional paper, pencil and textbook while junior high grades study online.

In addition to their academic studies, activities are organized to cover parts of the physical activity, personal planning/social responsibility and fine arts curriculums.

In September, the first activity was geo-caching on the Williams Lake River Valley Trail.

The students hiked 10 kilometres to the Fraser River and back and found most of the geo-caches.

Some students definitely had excellent eagle eyes and were very successful in finding the caches.

The day was beautiful, sunny and warm.

Oh, and a big word of thanks to the good citizen who turned in the GPS unit that was accidentally left behind.

In October/November, the students participated in horseback riding up at Eagle View Equestrian Centre.