(The following letter is regarding School District 6’s field trip policy review.)

I write to you today to say why I think it is important that Grade 2 and 3 students should be able to keep going on outside field trips like skiing, skating and swimming.

For some students it might be the first and only chance to try these sports. 

Being in nature is great; it helps us appreciate our community and our ecosystem.

When we appreciate nature, we are more likely to take care of it. 

I hope people realize that it is important to keep these field trips. I got to do all of these field trips and I really liked them. I want to make sure that Grade 2 and 3 students get to go out on field trips too.

Charlie Pratschke, Grade 4, J.A Laird Elementary School