"A man on foot, horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles." – Edward Abbey
The Barnesville Middle School participates in a student foreign exchange program with the Leonardo Da Vinci School (LDVS) located in Lima, Peru. Seventh or eighth grade students from LDVS visit Barnesville for three weeks in January and February each year. They live with a host student and family and are immersed in school classes and activities as well as attend planned field trips.
In June and July, Barnesville sends three or four of our students to Peru to participate in their classes and culture. Students experience field trips to learn about the rich history of Peru. A highlight of the trip is the four days spent in Cuzco and Machu Picchu.
The exchange program is a wonderful enrichment vehicle that touches the lives of our Middle School students and raises awareness of the global community. It is also a great way for both participating schools to have their students become more fluent in the English and Spanish languages.