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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE UTHBRID6E HBUIO Twwdoy, JUM 12, If73 12, 1973 THE LETHB3IDGE HER AID it from Lethbridg3 to Ornp Impeesa, 92 miles south- west of the city, the Grade 6 students spent five days in- vestigating the miracle and jmsteries of nature. Divided into four groups, the youngsters kept active with activities ranging from weath- er and pollution studies to canoeing and simeys. Outdoors Also included were oppor- tunities for outdoor photogra- phy, music, art and outdoor living (hiking, The coeducational pro- ject financed by the stu- dents themselves and by the Lethbridge separate school board Parental help was also abun- dant especially in the camp kitchen. A sample menu: Baked ham. baked potatoes butter and sour cream, green peas, coleslaw, ginger- bread with hot sauce. And lunch: hamburger, steak, French fries, onion rings. Another dinner: roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravey, peas, carrots, tossed salad, cranberries, ice cream and strawberries. With physical comforts gen- erously provided for, students had no trouble delving into their outdoor class schedule. This year's camp was the first offered by the city's sep- aiate system. Hopefully, the program will be continued in years to come. Assumption principal Jerry Heck explains. "Today's en v i r o n mental problems have their origin in By HERB LEGG Herald Staff Writer Sixty students at Assumption Elementary School have com- pleted the opportunity of a life- time: a combina'ion of class- room studies vuth the adven- ture of a summer camp away from home. both present and past ways of life. Yesterday, the impact of the railroad on the bison was never considered. "Today, quality of life is con- stantly being reduced, calling for a new life style. One way to begin this new life style is through outdoor he says. Mr. Heck says society, es- pecially its youngest members, is at a point in history when more awareness is placed di- rectly on the environment. psychologist? have continually stressed the importance of learning through direct experience. "The dangers of pollution and indiscriminate use of na- tural resources have increased the importance of education in these areas. ''Urbanization has deprived children of contact with the outdoor environment. Modern living has created a need for activities apart from urban he says. A major benefit from pro- jects such as the Assumption camp is establishing a rela- tionship to what is learned in school and its application t o everyday living. Experience want to develop within the student a knowledge of himself, in relation to his en- vironment, along with a ten- dency to apply this knowledge to the tasks of everyday living. "This camp offers opportun- ities for personal development snd social learning. It helps the student develop interests, skills and positive attitudes tlirough direct experiences with the Mr. Heck says. Assumption students are get- ting more than traditional "book They're getting an educa- tion. Chinook photo essay by BILL GROENEN ;