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August 21st: Richmond Friends School Middle School Hit the Road for Total Eclipse Experience

Photo: RFS 7-8th graders simulate a solar eclipse in science class.

The Richmond Friends School 7-8th grade Middle School class hit the road for a total eclipse experience.  They departed Sunday, August 20th for an overnight at a RFS parent’s childhood home in Evansville, Indiana before heading to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois on Monday to settle in for the big show.  Prior to the trip, RFS Middle School Science and Math Teacher, Nicole Blair, said,

“We are so excited for the opportunity to take our students to view the total eclipse. We have been learning about eclipses all week in class, and our students have given mini-lessons to the rest of the school to share our knowledge and teach other students about things they can do right here at school during the partial eclipse in Richmond. After learning about eclipses in the classroom, I think it will be phenomenal for the students to actually be able to see a total eclipse in person.”

This is the second year of the RFS Middle School.  This 7th and 8th grade classroom continues with the same principles as the lower grades of experiential learning, a focus on environmental education and Quaker values of peace, integrity and equality. Head of School Marcie Roberts notes,

“This overnight fieldtrip to view the eclipse in the path of totality was the kind of dynamic learning opportunity that Richmond Friends School embraces.  Even though we were only in our second week of school, this class has started off with the year with a flourish.  They have already spent a day paddling canoes down the Whitewater River exploring the concept of place while building community.  From performing an impromptu rap of their classroom expectations on Tuesday to hitting the road for the eclipse the next Sunday, these are passionate learners with master teachers who facilitate phenomenal learning experiences.”

For more information about the Richmond Friends School please contact Marcie Roberts, Head of School at 765-967-5767

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