Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Fulton School District elementary students who have always wanted to be cops or firefighters when they grew up got a taste of their dreams Tuesday at Veteran’s Park. Bartley, Bush and McIntire Elementary students took time from their studies to see about 10 vehicle-based occupations for their first Careers on Wheels event.
School counselors coordinated the event to add an extra dimension of fun and interest to studying careers for their K-5th grade students. The idea came from Bartley counselor Anne Langendoerfer, who saw a similar career event used at a school district she worked in previously.
“We wanted to teach them a little about different careers, and it’s interesting to tie in vehicles,” said Langendoerfer. “Kids are interested in what they do and how they’re used as tools.”