We, the undersigned parents and taxpayers of the Groton Dunstable Regional School District, respectfully request that the Superintendent, School Committee, and the Administration of the Florence Roche Elementary School reinstate the 3rd grade field trip to Plimoth Plantation and the Mayflower II at Florence Roche Elementary School.
This field trip supports the 3rd grade curriculum in the District and meets all the criteria for offsite field trips set forth by the Florence Roche Elementary School Administration.
Plimoth Plantation, the Mayflower II and other historic sites are located in our own historically rich state of Massachusetts and therefore should be taken advantage of.
This field trip offers students the unique hands-on experience to better understand how the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians lived and co-existed in their native / original environments. No textbook, lesson plan or in school substitution can supplement this experience or type of learning.
Our sister elementary school, Swallow Union, is doing the trip. This is not equitable learning between the elementary schools that are in the same district.