DANVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Within the four walls of a high school classroom…there’s only so much you can learn about the real world.
“And knowing that it is not just existing in the pages of the textbook…or within the walls of a school,” said AP Government teacher Ryan New.
New wanted to make sure his 30 students had an opportunity to see what they’ve been learning about…played out in live action.
“It will cap off the interactive learning we have done in this class with an actual trip to Washington DC. That’s something I never thought I’d be able to do,” said student Taylor Whitsell.
They will leave Wednesday on a charter bus for DC…and have a seat on the national mall for the event that many others will be watching on television.
“I will probably be in awe. Just that I’ll get to be there and experience that. To see that transfer in power. Really interesting to watch,” said student Elizabeth Lyons.
They started planning last year with students taking part in fundraising and setting up itineraries.
“We focus on the real world and how things we are learning in class can be applied to the real world,” said student Kate Leahey.
New says the trip isn’t for a grade, he says he says the experience is education all in itself.