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Sixth Graders Explore Philadelphia

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In March, the sixth graders of Aaron School went on an overnight trip to Philadelphia. The group had been looking forward to the trip all year and their excitement helped make the trip a true success. Everyone met at Penn Station where they received V.I.P service and were escorted by the train conductor to their seats, which the students thought was really cool!


After a quick train ride, the group grabbed lunch at the Reading Terminal Market where some students enjoyed an authentic Philly Cheese Steak! Once fueled up, the class walked to the Betsy Ross house where they started their historical tour of the city. The students got to explore the home and even got to speak with Betsy Ross herself! Throughout the tour, the guides took the group back in time and acted out some of the major events that occurred at the different locations. The guides did a wonderful job getting the students involved with acting out some of the stories that brought the history alive. The highlights of the tour included seeing Independence Hall, Arch Street Meeting House, the Liberty Bell, and many other historical landmarks.

After a long day a walking the streets of Philly the group went out for dinner. The restaurant reserved an entire room just for Aaron School where the students were able to enjoy themselves. There were many cheers to Philly and to all the teachers who made the trip possible. Once dinner was over, students let their meals settle before swimming at the hotel pool. The group had a lot of fun jumping and playing with each other. By day’s end the entire group was exhausted and ready to recharge their batteries!


The middle schoolers got an early start to the following day and went back to the Reading Terminal Market for breakfast. They had a long walk to the Franklin Institute, but it was well worth it. There were many hands-on activities for the students to explore. There was an old coal-powered train where they were able to play with all the bells and whistles! They were able to walk through a giant human heart, climb through the brain’s nerve system, race professional athletes, and much more!

The group headed back to the train station where they had lunch and shared reflections and favorite moments from the trip. Teachers were really proud of all of the students and their positive attitudes and perseverance throughout the trip. The trip was a huge success and many memories were created that will last a lifetime!