Olympus Tours Foundation in the framework, of its program Studying is possible, organized the itinerary and helped with the necessary arrangements for the children of the School Fidencio Diaz, part of the Kop Chen community near Felipe Carrillo Puerto, to go on a fieldtrip to Cancun.
The school trip called “Beyond the community” was held on Thursday June 2 and was organized by the principal and teachers of the multilevel school. Its objective was focused on teaching students to recognize the importance of trade and transport to exchange products and communicating their community to other places.
After leaving their community at dawn and after a three-hour ride, the children arrived to the International Airport of Cancun, having the opportunity to learn how the different areas of the airport operate and see the planes up close.
Afterwards, students of the rural school accompanied by their teachers and some mothers, had the opportunity to ride the Scenic Tower located at the pier in kilometer 4.5 of the Hotel Zone. Site where they could appreciate more than 80 meters high, the Caribbean Sea and the Nichupte lagoon system.
The visit continued in Playa Las Perlas, a place where students enjoyed the clear and calm waters of the Caribbean Sea. After refreshing themselves, they continued their trip to visit the Ventura waterpark where they played in the pools, enjoyed the slides and the various attractions of this place. To conclude their visit, they were received at the dolphin show at Aquarium in Plaza la Isla.
Besides meeting the educational goal set by teachers, this experience served as a reward to all of the children for their hard work during the school year, as well as motivation to continue making efforts.
Without a doubt, for the students of the Elementary school “Fidencio Diaz” this fieldtrip was an unforgettable experience. For the first time they experienced things like traveling by bus, seeing a plane up close, feeling the sand under their feet and swimming in the sea.
For the Olympus Tours Foundation this trip represents an example of the Young teachers love and passion like Fernando, Eduardo and Amelia have, in order to provide education to children in the most underserved communities of the country.
Thanks to the strong commitment they have with the education of their students, they carry their teaching beyond the classroom.