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THORNDIKE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Students at Mount View High School have enjoyed the past week. It's the second year that the Thorndike school has held it's Exploratory Week.

It's an opportunity for students to take part in work shops and other learning exercises that aren't always the most traditional. Everything from archery and outdoor survival training to swing dancing and wood working. A fun filled week that students, like Senior Braley Leadbetter, look forward to all year. She learned how to build an outdoor fire from scratch Thursday.

"I go hunting so if I were to get lost in the woods I would know what to keep in my survival kit to actually keep myself alive for a couple days in the wilderness," said Leadbetter.

Mount View also uses Exploratory week to provide students who are behind in their work time to catch up and get personalized attention from teachers in those subjects.