2010年5月11日火曜日

newsworthy excursion


That's an article from the local newspaper.
An article about Meg's grade's excursion last Friday.

It's titled: Excursion in the rain "We're not going to give in!"

So, multiple choice test time:

What is the most surprising thing about this article?

a) that a group of six year olds walking to a park and back is newsworthy.
b) that an article about a group of kids getting rained on for about 3/4 of a six kilometre walk is written up as a positive news article.
c) that the school was so proud of their rained out excursion being in the newspaper that they reprinted it in the school newsletter.
d) that they even walked in the rain in the first place.

It was a pretty big day for Meg.

Walk 3.8k to school.
Walk 3k to park.
Eat lunch under any available shelter (139 kids and one park means shelter was at a premium)
Walk 3k back to school.
Walk 3.8k home.

For a grand total of 13.6 km in a day.

In the rain.

Wow.

No wonder she fell asleep before bedtime!
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1 件のコメント:

illahee さんのコメント...

being from the pacific northwest, there ain't much i don't do in the rain. walk? no problem. play soccer? awesome. i probably wouldn't eat in the rain now but hey, when it rains eight months of the year, i've probably done that, too.

i think it's a lovely article. :)