Our First Field Trip
This past weekend, my class took our first of two field trips to the Isle of Iona. Iona is a small island off the west coast of Scotland in the North Atlantic Ocean. Around 120 people live on the island permanently, but Iona welcomes thousands of visitors each year because of its well known "Iona Abbey." Founded in 563, the abbey withstood numerous Viking attacks. Neighbouring the Abbey is the Nunnery. This Nunnery is one of the best perserved in all of the United Kingdom. Because we are studying Religion on our trip, it was cool to see how people practised their religion so many generations ago. Our class was even able to attend a service at the Abbey, which was an incredible way to connect with the local community. Here are some of my favourite pictures from the weekend!