Amelia A. '25
Published June, 2018
On the fifth grade overnight trip, our class of 15 was tasked with a girls vs. boys challenge on who could make the best skit about what we had learned at Fort Fisher Aquarium that day. The rules stated that we had to include five facts and that there would be bonus points for an original song and dance. My team decided to pretend to be animals at the aquarium. At the end, we all sang a song to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”.
Because our school is smaller, we get to do things like the aquarium challenge I mentioned above. In my opinion, it's things like that that allow us to grow closer. There are lots of unique things about being smaller that I enjoy — like our ropes course and all the service projects we do throughout the year. Perhaps my favorite part of Woodlawn is the hands-on learning that takes place. For example, I very clearly remember in third grade, the day before our class overnight field trip to historic Jamestown, hearing a cry of ‘Hear ye, Hear ye!’ during recess. At first we had no idea what was about to take place. A quick look over to the voices revealed all of our teachers dressed in colonial fashion! They had planned an entire afternoon of games and activities that colonial children would have played.
And who can forget our campus? The outdoor campus of Woodlawn is special to our school. I love being in nature and being able to run down to art class or sit on the amphitheater and eat lunch. You can spot cross country trails if you look closely. Our campus is full of wildlife and natural beauty.
Woodlawn is a special place. It is my home-away-from-home. I am so happy to go here and be a Woodlawn Trailblazer.
Amelia is currently a sixth grader at Woodlawn.