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Park View Students Visit the Utah State Capital

Submitted by joann.kirk on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 08:36
Mrs. Ewell
Students gather on the beautiful marble staircase at the State Capital
Students get to sit in the seats where the legislators sit to pass laws

In November Park View's fourth grade students visited the Utah State Capital. The students prepared for the field trip by writing bills, voting for the best bills in class, and then presenting these bills to our principal, Mrs. Reynolds. Some of the bills were passed, some were vetoed, and others were sent back for revision.

While visiting the capital they were able to see the beautiful building and all of the historical paintings. In addition, they were able to see the Gold Room where the governor holds important meetings and functions. Patrick Painter, one of Utah’s representatives, also showed them the house floor and they were able to sit in the seats where the legislators sit to vote on laws and pass legislation. It was an awesome fieldtrip and everyone learned a lot about how the great state of Utah operates.