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Our Big Adventure in Little Cayman

Each day brings a fresh opportunity to expand our horizons, and to reflect on the steps that have brought us to where we are. The Grade 5 students recently embarked on a fantastic adventure in Little Cayman. Even just the experience of getting on a plane underscored how fortunate we are in Cayman to have a degree of freedom – earned through a swift, stringent community response to the initial onslaught of COVID-19 last year – that is not possible in most other parts of the world right now.

Despite some windy weather, the intrepid Grade 5 students got onto the plane as one giddy, excited group. Watching them explore the seashore and terrain in Little Cayman, engage in rich opportunities to expand and extend their learning, and bond over all of these shared experiences was priceless.

Highlights from the trip included visiting the Little Cayman Museum and meeting the resident rock iguanas, Ben and Jerry; getting to know the red-footed boobies and frigate birds at the Booby Pond Nature Reserve; visiting Point of Sand and the lighthouse on the bluff; going on the Nature Trail and running across the airfield (safely and legally, of course); and beach clean-ups at CCMI and Point of Sand. Of course, the students spent time in the crystalline water, jumping off the dock and keeping to safe swimming areas due to some windy weather conditions. It was a very special treat to spot an eagle ray swimming right by the seashore and sign a commemorative plank of wood at CCMI! There were also many simple but very special moments of camaraderie shared, whether it was during movie night or games night, hanging out in the dorm rooms, or while sharing copious amounts of snacks!

Please make sure to visit the glass cabinet along the side path of the school in April to view more photos from the trip, and to read the compelling and detailed travel brochures on the island created by the students.

Special thanks to our CCMI Guide, Ms. Cass, and to Ms. Ilze for accompanying the Grade 5 adventurers on their big journey to Little Cayman! It was a trip of a lifetime for the students, and one that will be fondly remembered and reflected upon in the years to come.

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