Learning trips

Two girls and two boys, who are blind, sit in an old carriage.This month, elementary, middle school, and high school students, in the School for the Blind, participated in exciting learning trips, throughout Colorado. A middle school and high school class adventured at Boondocks Food & Fun to experience many of the skills and insights practiced, during their Recreation and Leisure class, a subject that is part of the Expanded Core Curriculum, for students with visual impairments. Among the many offered activities at Boondocks, CSDB students particularly enjoyed mini-golf, go-karting, laser tag, and bowling. Students studying Colorado history also visited the Ghost Town Museum, in Colorado Springs, as well as the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, in Cripple Creek. Here, students discovered details about life during the time of the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. The Ghost Town Museum offers a highly tactual, auditory, and visual way to learn about gold rush history, through real gold panning, interactive exhibits, and film. On each of these trips, students also practiced their independent travel skills, engaging social skills, and daily living skills, in a fun yet practical way. CSDB students will hopefully return to these attractions, in the future.