I went to Athol Middle School yesterday to interview for te Bridges Program for next year. I am leaning towards going there. There are so many opportuntities to go outside. Plus Seeds of Solidarity Farm is already involved there.
But the rural kids don't realize how well off they really are. They have woods to explore. Urban kids can barely walk around outside without being in danger. Rural classrooms can take kids right outside and go hiking or take pond samples or plant in their new greenhouse. The teacher I think I will be working with does a lot outside, which is very exciting. He has even set up an orienteiring course in the woods.