According to Harman, “The most extraordinary aspect of this expedition was the impact it had on the students embracing the world --- the kids really opened up and made many new connections. The true genius of The Grauer School allows us to travel while continuing to educate the students in a multi-cultural environment;
Student Luke Ashworth (Class of 2012) commented, “The city of Melbourne is very diverse. Everyone who lives there stands for peace and there is very little intolerance or controversy. I got the impression that there are small sects of a great global community.” Student Mathew Higgins (2012) added, “I found it interesting that ancient religions are still practiced and I didn’t realize that there was a such a large following of the Indigenous Religions.” Student Malia Hanes-Stewart (2011) was impressed with a particular sect, “Sikh morning prayers were very inspiring and the members were unique and welcoming --- they even projected scripture on a big screen.”
The Grauer School is located at 1500 South El Camino Real in Encinitas and pioneered the concept of Expeditionary Learning. For additional information, call (760) 944-6777 or visit www.grauerschool.com.
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