Gold Country Media recently teamed up with Rocklin Academy to raise funds for a field trip for the school’s fifth-graders.
Rocklin Academy (Turnstone Campus), Rocklin’s Placer Herald and the Lincoln News Messenger held a newspaper subscription fundraiser. The money raised from selling newspaper subscriptions will go toward Rocklin Academy’s fifth grade “Age of Sail” Field Trip. The program is offered through Maritime Programs, a division of the Maritime Park Association. The goal of the program is to provide thoughtful, compelling and accurate maritime education programs for the greater San Francisco Bay Area community and Northern California, through an experience that will mirror, as closely as possible, the life of a 1906 sailor.
The program moves from the traditional classroom setting to an overnight voyage on a real ship. Throughout the entire experience, emphasis is placed on building self-esteem, a sense of responsibility, respect and cooperative learning skills. These are skills not just useful in the classroom, but will be useful for their entire lives.