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Lowell Whiteman Primary School student Dylan Parsons, 11, lays out an emergency blanket to keep firewood dry this week during an overnight excursion near Pearl Lake State Park. The school's fifth- and sixth-graders learned how to build a fire, emergency shelters and first aid skills during the annual winter skills trip. Seventh- and eighth-graders spent a night at Steamboat Lake.

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A lesson in self-reliance

LWPS students learn winter survival skills, gain self-esteem

Loaded with backpacks and survival kits, Lowell Whiteman Primary School students trekked into the wilderness near Pearl Lake State Park last week for the school's annual winter skills trip.


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