Hoosier Explorers Trip Report – Ms. Brown’s Class Goes to Metamora

PCCU is proud to announce our second trip report back from the Hoosier Explorers Field Trip Fund. On Friday, May 25th, Ms. Kendra Brown took her fourth grade class from Vaile Elementary School in Richmond to visit Metamora, Indiana. They were able to learn first-hand about how Hoosiers lived in a canal town in 1838.

Ms. Brown's Fourth Grade Class from Richmond's Vaile Elementary at Metamora, IN
Ms. Brown’s fourth grade class from Richmond’s Vaile Elementary at Metamora riding a canal boat.
Ms. Brown's class rides the train!
Ms. Brown’s class rides the train!

Ms. Brown said, “Thanks to your generosity, we were able to take our Vaile Elementary 4th Graders to Metamora. Having support for the transportation, along with fundraising we did, kept the cost down for our families.”

“Students boarded the train in Connersville on a sunny Friday morning. None of them had ever been on a train. They enjoyed the sights along the way and their lunch with their friends. They were able to see the eagle’s nest. Some saw the eagle as it flew by. Once in Metamora, they enjoyed walking around the town, riding the canal boat, and learning more about the grist mill. They loved this trip!”

“Thank you for helping to provide an opportunity to learn and to make life long memories!”. PCCU is glad to help Ms. Brown and other local public school teachers in their mission to educate our youth. We love that they were able to experience a slightly slower pace of life than what they’re used to in 2018. Thank you to PCCU’s staff and members who are helping local students learn more about their Hoosier Heritage.

If you’re a teacher or administrator for fourth grade students in a public school in Wayne or Henry counties and you’d like to learn about how PCCU’s Hoosier Explorer Field Trip Fund can help your class please visit the Field Trip Fund site, or contact PCCU’s Education & Development Director Kim Welch at kwelch@pccu.com.

If you’d like to support the Hoosier Explorers Field Trip Fund, we will gladly accept your donation in all of our offices. You may also send us a secure message through PCCU All Ways Online or Mobile Banking and ask us to transfer the funds for you.