School of St. Mary school notes
Updated: January 14, 2013 2:21PM
The eighth-grade students of the School of St. Mary enjoyed their annual Chicago architecture field trip. The day began with a boat tour along the Chicago river and on Lake Michigan to view some of the city’s interesting structures. Viewing buildings such as Trump Tower and the Civic Opera House, the students appreciated learning interesting facts and trivia about all they saw, School of St. Mary officials said in a press relesae.
The day continued with a visit to Holy Family Church, one of the few churches to survive the Great Chicago Fire, where St. Mary’s pastor the Rev. Michael McGovern inspired the students with a talk about the history and architecture of the building. Students then explored the interior of the church, including spectacular stained glass windows and intricately carved statues. McGovern then treated the students to a tour of adjoining St. Ignatius College Prep, a Jesuit school founded in 1869. Finally, the students toured Soldier Field, where they learned more about its architecture and history. They visited the playing field, a locker room, and a sky box. The day ended with a pizza supper at a Chicago restaurant.