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Photos: Fall into fun

By Harrison Epstein - | Oct 11, 2021
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Leslie Clark, right, and Grayson, left, pick pumpkins during Foxboro Elementary School's field trip to Pack Farms on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.
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Foxboro Elementary School's Maycie picks a pumpkin during a field trip to Pack Farms on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.
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Foxboro Elementary School student Kyson walks over a pile of pumpkins during a field trip to Pack Farms on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.
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Foxboro Elementary School students Piper and Ian play tetherball during a field trip to Pack Farms on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.
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Foxboro Elementary School student Annie Smith rode the "zip line" during a field trip to Pack Farms on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.
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Students from Foxboro Elementary School took part in a field trip to Pack Farms on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.
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Students from Foxboro Elementary School took part in a field trip to Pack Farms on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.
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Students from Foxboro Elementary School took part in a field trip to Pack Farms on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, students from Foxboro Elementary got to pile in a school bus for a field trip. Kindergarteners, and parents, from the Davis County school headed out to Pack Farms on Tuesday for a morning of activities and pumpkin picking.

“They have a lot of energy, but when they channel it the right way they are amazing and they’re learning so many things right now,” said Jeanene Lund, one of the teachers on the field trip. “It’s great to have an activity where they can be outdoors, outside of the classroom and learn those social skills.”

Lund added that the kids love to get into the Halloween spirit by decorating their pumpkins. The kids were able to pick a pumpkin from a set-aside smaller patch specifically prepared for them, as well as play on slides, a train ride around the field, a zip line and more.

While the day was designed as a morning of fun, the circumstances of the past 18 months placed extra importance on the trip — and the upcoming year as a whole.

“They were a little bit nervous because they’ve been home, many children have been home. Their parents were working from the home and so they didn’t get out in the public as much as they may have in a normal school year,” Lund said. “There was a lot of anxiety we’ve seen with the children, last year and this year, so it’s good to start making steps for their social and emotional learning.”

Back in the world, running and laughing outside with their peers, the children were given a chance to relax and just be kids.

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