This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Lunchables. All opinions are 100% mine.
Brainstorm on field trip and what comes to mind? What are your favorite memories from your field trips? I recently dug through my scrapbook file and found mementos from many of my grade school trips, Mystic Aquarium, Sturbridge Village, the Essex Railroad. And when I was too old for field trips I happily volunteered to be a chaperone for my younger sister's classroom and got to relive all of those wonderful memories again.
Even hearing those words today makes me remember those fun bus trips when we would get to leave school and explore another part of New England or when we were older, New York City. Even those most of our field trips were educational, learning something outside of the normal classroom made it much more exciting. The teachers seemed to loosen up on the rules, there were songs sung on the bus and everyone had a good time. The smiles on the teacher's faces, we were learning!
Because of the school budget cuts that are affecting children all over the country, many field trips get cut without much thought to the benefit of a well-planned field trip. In fact, a 2009 report from The American Association of School Administrators estimates that more than 30,000 schools across the country are eliminating field trips from their school budget this year.
For many children a field trip is the first time they get to experience the beauty of the world right outside of their neighborhood. It's a chance to learn in an environment that is fun and different, meet new people and be inspired by the experience.
That's why I am happy to write about this contest sponsored by Lunchables.
Lunchables Lunch Combinations knows the benefits of field trips and wants to help kids go on these "inspiring, educational experiences" so they are launching their program with a great contest. This program is a part of their new initiative called Project Potential. The idea to empower kids with wonderful opportunities so they reach their full potential. Do you know a deserving classroom that should be nominated? Anyone 6 years of age or older can nominate a classroom that they feel would benefit from this wonderful program, Field Trips For Allhttp://www.lunchables.com/potential/.
I'm nominating a classroom from Colorado Springs because the kids here are facing big budget cuts this year and they are eager to learn. From all of the nominations, Lunchables will choose 50 classrooms to go on an inspiring, fun and educational field trip. Here's just one of the field trips Lunchables put together to spread the word about the contest. Watch these fifth graders from Los Angeles experience a field trip. I love the look on their faces. Who will you nominate? And why? Do you know a deserving classroom that would benefit from this fun contest, Field Trips For All?
Spread the word on Twitter and Facebook and throughout your community about this unique contest and maybe your favorite classroom will win! Leave your nominations in the comments of this post (after you sign up on the site). And don't forget your permission slip!