Students plan for trip abroad

Pleasant Valley Secondary School is going back to the traditional European field trip

After the last two successful spring break trips to Italy and Greece, and cruising the Greek Islands, Pleasant Valley Secondary School is going back to the traditional European field trip for spring break 2014.

Career programs co-ordinator Paul Britton met recently with students to discuss the planned trip.

Approximately 50 students showed up to hear about the Ireland, Scotland, England and France trip which goes under the title, The Capitals of the British Isles.

“Pleasant Valley Secondary has never travelled to Ireland or Scotland so there is great excitement amongst the students to actually be in Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day and be part of that country’s celebration,” said Britton.

The trip will be facilitated by a company Britton is familiar with.

“We use EF Educational Tours for the trips for many reasons but most importantly for peace of mind,” he said. “EF has been in business for more than 45 years and has offices around the world. I enjoy working with EF tours because you have a full-time local tour director that makes sure everything runs smoothly.”

The trip is open to all North Okanagan-Shuswap and Vernon school district students, Grades 9 to 12, and can be checked on-line at under the Tour number 1336088.

“Our last trip was a great success with students from PVSS, AL Fortune and Seaton Secondary participating,” said Britton. “The reason to get started planning so soon is that EF Tours allows parent and students to sign up early and book a spot, as well as making monthly payments to help ease the costs.”

Any interested students and parents can come to the next meeting Wednesday at the PVSS library at 6 p.m., or contact Britton at PVSS, 250- 546-3114 ext 206, for more details.