The NR Burger Forensics Team visited Woodley Elementary on Tuesday, December 7. The students came to Woodley to help encourage reading amongst elementary age students. NR Burger Forensics visited the Pre-K through second grades, where they presented a lesson on the importance of literacy and reading, read a Christmas or winter story to the students, and had the students color a holiday picture. The forensics students prepared for the activity in their Forensics/Theatre class at NR Burger Middle School.
The NR Burger Forensics students enjoyed visiting Woodley Elementary and interacting with the students.
"The kids were really smart elementary school students, and I would like to come back again," said NR Burger Forensics student Danielle Moore.
NR Burger Forensics teacher Rachel Clapper viewed the activity as an important way to encourage reading in schools.
"Having peers read to children early on and talk about the importance of reading is a great way to engage elementary students and encourage them that reading is fun and important," said Clapper.
The NR Burger Forensics Team is currently preparing to travel to the Pascagoula Singing River Classic Invitational in January