STONINGTON, Conn. (WTNH)-- Many people are dealing with the adverse affects of the partial government shutdown, including a group of kids in Stonington.
School trips are what most students look forward to and one to the nation's capital is certainly a good one. But now two schools are having to postpone their trips because of the shutdown.
Zoey Hutchins is one of 29 eighth graders at Pine Point School who wrote letters to Congressman Joe Courtney after finding out their trip to Washington D.C. was off because the sights they were hoping to see were now off limits.
"There was some anger, there was some disappointed," said Gretchen Federici, Engllish/History teacher.
Gretchen Federici had her students research the government shutdown.
"I think the shutdown is kind of a good opportunity for us to understand the government isn't always perfect," said Claudia Pagnozzi-Schwam, 8th Grader.
And express their feelings in letters and these protest posters.
"It's not just personally how I was feeling, it's about how the country was feeling," said Pagnozzi-Schwam.
They also got to Google chat with the congressman, he in Washington, they at his office in Norwich.
"To be quite honest I'm almost happy the trip was canceled because I got so much out of the opportunity," said Zoey Hutchins, 8th Grader.
Mystic Middle School has now made the same decision to postpone until March and it's not the first time.
Back in the fall of 2001 the school postponed a trip to DC because of post 9/11 fears. Now that same trip was postponed again.
The next fall also because of the DC sniper shootings.
"It's not an easy decision to make. I hope we all get to have our DC experiences," said Federici.
Pine Point also plans to head to DC in March and Federici is hoping for an early cherry blossom season.
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