A couple of weeks ago, our Year 7 students ventured out to Naturskolan. Thankfully, the winter weather has been wonderful so far this year, so they were met with lots of fun activities in the sun and snow!
Naturskolan launched the "Day of a Minor" programming with the Year 7s this year, which will continue on with their Year 8 trip next year. Since Falun has such a rich mining history, our students have such a great opportunity to learn more about this industry. When was the mine discovered? Who worked in the mine, and what were they mining for? How did mining shape the city of Falun over the years? If you want to read more about it, you can look at Falugruva's interactive timeline! But luckily for our Year 7 students, they got a personal tour of the area and got to reinact the life of a minor, making for an exciting, full-day SO lesson.
From chopping wood, building campfires to cook their lunch, and learning how to create and use an old fashioned stretcher, our students worked hard and had lots of fun. At the end of their day, they chopped down a tree and carried it for 3 km, all the way to Falugruva, where they will continue with their "Day as a Minor" journey next year.