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Lynn visual arts magnet students pose for a photo at “postcard row” while exploring the Victorian-style architecture of the area

A group of more than 25 students from Lynn Middle School’s (LMS) visual arts magnet program got to experience the iconic art, architecture and culture of San Francisco, CA last month, as part of the annual LMS educational field trip.

The three-day long trip, led by LMS Visual Arts Instructor Amanda Marcott, allowed the students to experience a wide range of arts and culture activities throughout the city. In addition to visiting some of the city’s most iconic architectural landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the historic Chinatown district and Alcatraz Island, the students also attended the San Francisco Ballet’s sold-out performance of Swan Lake and experienced one of the largest collections of Asian art in the world at the Asian Art Museum.

On the return trip from San Francisco, the students also briefly visited the Golden Gate National Recreation area, Grand Canyon National Park and Eastern Saguaro National Park.

LMS is the only middle school in the district which offers three different magnet programs—Engineering, Multi-Media and Visual Arts— which are designed to provide knowledge and skills training that prepares middle school students for career paths in each given field. LMS is also home to the district’s first—and only—community school program, a schoolwide program which uses public and private partnerships to provide support services which benefit students and the community at-large.