Students seek support to win Canada’s Coolest field trip

Armstrong's Len Wood Middle School class needs community votes for online video

Armstrong students are trying to get the community’s support online to win Canada’s Coolest School Trip.

Len Wood Middle School’s division nine class has entered a video in the school trip contest, but needs the community to help by voting for their submission online.

Classes were invited to create a print, radio or television advertising encouraging people to explore Canada’s stories and special places by visiting the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

With their own video about the fortress, students in Armstrong are up against the voting power of Canada’s larger cities.

“At stake is the grand prize, an all-expenses-paid four-day trip for the entire class to visit the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia in June,” said division nine teacher Diana Haywood-Farmer.

“In addition, runners-up will receive money to donate to a Canadian charity of their choice, lunch for the entire class and a special virtual presentation from Parks Canada or one of its partners.”

Voting is underway until March 22 at contest.myparkspass.ca. You can vote once a day.

The five classes with the most votes in each category will be judged for a chance to win the grand prize and runner-up prizes.

“We need the community to vote for our entry in order to be among the finalists,” said Haywood-Farmer.

Len Wood currently sits in the seventh position, out of 44 entries.

Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest is presented by My Parks Pass, an initiative of Parks Canada, Canadian Geographic Education, Nature Canada and The Historica-Dominion Institute.