By Kelly Downing
Saco Public School 

Saco High School English Class trained by survivalist


March 23, 2022

Saco High School students during survival training earlier this month. Courtesy Photo.

As part of a unit on survival stories in English class, Saco High School students were able to enhance their knowledge with hands-on, real-world survival activities on March 7th.

Survival instructor Rod Alne from Peak Fitness in Butte began the training in the classroom and focused on the survivor mindset, hiking preparation, and injury prevention and treatment. Alne then transitioned into the hands-on portion, and students were tasked with readying their fuel: cotton balls with petroleum jelly.

With fuel ready and warm clothes on, students headed to Bjornberg Bridge to create a signal, w...

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