Historic Jamestowne, Virginia
The 4th graders at Lynbrook Elementary School in Springfield, VA recently took an adventure to Historic Jamestowne. The day may been a bit cold and rainy, but that did not temper their excitement as they braved the elements and learned about the history of the people and the land around the settlement. We even got to walk on the old ships that sailed here from Europe! Most of the students had never been to Historic Jamestowne before, but they all wanted to come back again. More photos here!
Seventy fifth-grade students from Lynbrook Elementary (VA) traveled back in time to visit the first English colony in the United States. Founded in 1607, the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown bring history alive!
The students experienced how original settlers lived by hiking colonial trails, skinning and tanning furs, and learning how to be a sailor. With the smell of gun powder in the air and blacksmiths hammering iron rods, I sometimes forgot what year it was!
Dina a fourth-grader described her visit: “Buddy Bison went to Jamestown and he went into a ship. He saw the James River. When we were outside Buddy Bison was cold. He went inside a Yehakin. We saw deer skin, a turtle shell, and a wolf skin. He did not enjoy the snow and smoke. Buddy Bison saw squash and green beans. He had the best time ever at Jamestown!”
The teachers and students did an amazing job raising resources to fund their trip by hosting bake sales and other events. And NPT’s Kids to Parks National Scholarship Fund matched their funds to make this trip a reality. Great job Lynbrook students and teachers!