Elementary students visit local high schools

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Posted 4/16/17

On April 7, fifth-grade students from seven Bradley County elementary schools headed to the campuses of the Walker Valley and Bradley Central high schools, for a morning of interactive learning. …

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Elementary students visit local high schools

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On April 7, fifth-grade students from seven Bradley County elementary schools headed to the campuses of the Walker Valley and Bradley Central high schools, for a morning of interactive learning.

Upon their arrival, students were led by high school student leaders and taken on a tour of the high school.

After the tour, students were divided into groups and shadowed classrooms from their pre-determined areas of interest.

They worked on group projects, worked with students individually, or were a part of the everyday happenings in a specific classroom. Some of the learning activities included performing CPR, working with plants and animals, drafting their own creation of a playhouse, or being engaged in a hair and nail salon.

Many students left with a souvenir from the experience. Paul Shull, who teaches cabinetry at BCHS, provided kits for his students to make wooden candy dispensers. Scott Webb, AV teacher at WVHS, sent out tweets of fifth-graders doing a weather report.

Students, as well as their counselors and teachers, praised the experience.

“Our students were so excited on the bus ride back to school,” said Sarai Burgos, school counselor at Oak Grove Elementary. “They couldn’t stop talking about everything they were able to see and do.”

The schools hope to continue this experience every year.

Arlette Robinson, CTE director for Bradley County schools, said, “It is an excellent way to get the younger students enthusiastic about what they will experience in high school, as well as expose them to future careers.”

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