BRTC host "Kids College"

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) – Black River Technical College hosted itsannual "Kids College."

100 first through sixth grade students spent a week of theirsummer in college. They attended six classes a day, starting at 8 a.m. andending at 12:30 p.m. Subjects ranged from electrical safety to archeology.

The children also participated in hands-on activities. PattiBlaxton, BRTC's Director for Corporate and Community Education said, "The ArmyNational Guard will come each year. Yesterday they brought pedal carts and theyplayed outside on the pedal carts.  TheHumane Society is here with animals today. So, we just have a big variety of things going on so if they don't likeone thing that day, they'll probably like the rest."

Linda Edington, instructorfor the Department of Creative Learning said, "It will enhance all children fortheir learning and their experiences because this way they get hands onexperience."

"Kids College" started Monday and will end on Friday.

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