Adventurous Field Trip Takes Kids to New Heights

Adventurous Field Trip Takes Kids to New Heights
Posted on 04/01/2022
On a chilly spring day the student council from Charles D. Owen Middle (OMS) braved the elements for a team bonding experience. Students along with Student Council teacher James Sapp tested out their skills on the adventure course at the Blue Ridge Assembly.By: Breanna Hensley
BCS Communications Dept.

On a chilly spring day the student council from Charles D. Owen Middle (OMS) braved the elements for a team bonding experience. Students along with Student Council teacher James Sapp tested out their skills on the adventure course at the Blue Ridge Assembly.

“It was important for us to build leadership skills and team skills as a group,” said Mr. Sapp. “Our students represent three grade levels at OMS, so having that connection with one another is important. Students learned how to better lead one another by stepping out of our comfort zone at some point. Some had to push past their fear of heights to climb to new heights on the ropes course or challenge their thinking on some of the activities. There were a lot of activities that allowed students to each take multiple roles and allow them to step up or down as a leader.”

On a chilly spring day the student council from Charles D. Owen Middle (OMS) braved the elements for a team bonding experience. Students along with Student Council teacher James Sapp tested out their skills on the adventure course at the Blue Ridge Assembly.The students pushed themselves to new heights, overcame obstacles, and focused their minds on ways to improve their school and themselves.

“We wanted to think of ways to make the school better,” explained Mr. Sapp. “The students and myself want to work on improvement projects around the building. Some other ideas mentioned were running the schools recycling program, and maintaining the flags outside. I hope when the students leave from the meetings and the field trip they take their leadership skills with them wherever they go.”

Mr. Sapp witnessed many smiling and happy faces on the adventure course. The best sight of all was the following Monday at school.

“I had seen students from each grade level hollering down the hallway to different students in other grades excited to greet their new friend,” Mr. Sapp said. “I was so happy that students who had not really connected now have more of a close relationship to each other because of the activity.”