Thursday, February 13, 2014

Teens teach 4th graders in Ansonia

... and in Derby.

On Wednesday members of the Human Relations Clubs in Ansonia and Derby - middle and high school students - collaborated to teach a diversity lesson to fourth graders at John C. Mead and John G. Prendergast elementary schools in Ansonia and at Bradley and Irving elementary schools in Derby.

Pictured from left, Ansonia Middle School eighth grader Olivia Mitchell-Robinson, Ansonia High School freshman Jason Edwards, Ansonia High School senior Ashley Adams, Derby High School freshman Ejona Gjata. They were part of a group teaching fourth graders in Alfreda Pepe's classroom at John C. Mead Elementary School in Ansonia.

The Human Relations Club members went through training last week for the program. They will be following up with a second session at all four schools next Wednesday.

The teen-aged teachers deserve plaudits for the great job they did getting the fourth graders to open up and participate in the discussion.

Please check out Register photographer Melanie Stengel's photo gallery featuring a pipe cleaner craft activity the fourth graders completed during the class.

She captured the children's enthusiasm. The assignment was to create something important to them, such as a favorite hobby or sport.


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