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GRB shares love of reading with elementary students

Students from Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School recently travelled to Lanigan Elementary to work with younger students and share their love of reading. Participants were part of an exciting Children’s Literature elective available through the high school.

On Tuesday, May 7, eleven students from Ms. Frencesca Gannuscio’s Children’s Literature class visited Lanigan Elementary School for a series of activities with their younger reader counterparts. They participated in a “book tasting” with third-graders and read stories with fourth-graders before meeting with media specialist Jessica Somers and touring Lanigan’s library.

For the high schoolers, the trip proved both nostalgic and informative, helping to supplement their studies in the Children’s Literature course. They reflected on and discussed their own education and history of reading alongside plenty of laughs. Some even credited the trip with creating a newfound interest in a career as an elementary teacher. Younger students enjoyed their interactions with their older peers, providing them with positive role models and an emphasis on the importance of reading.

“We enjoy seeing the two age groups together,” said Gannuscio. “The students created some lasting memories.”

The high school students concluded their day with lunch at Lakeview Lanes, which they paid for by way of a maple syrup fundraiser.