2008-06-12 / Editorial

Finding treasures in your backyard

• EDITORIAL •

Tyler Woodward tests out the "Tower of Terror" that he built during the engineering workshop at Island Treasures day. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten Tyler Woodward tests out the "Tower of Terror" that he built during the engineering workshop at Island Treasures day. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten Last week students at the Lawn Avenue School discovered that some pretty neat treasures are right here on the island.

The day-long event was billed as "Island Treasures." It was a career day that offered handson experience for the kids. The school invited Jamestown professionals from all walks of life and the adults shared their careers with the eager young students.

Local firefighters and police were on hand. Other professionals who donated their time last week included a bee-keeper, a wildlife biologist, a photographer, a coach, a dentist, a television show producer, an engineer and a fitness trainer. In all, there were 26 workshops available to the students.

The Island Treasures program is an excellent example of the community and the schools working together. It's great to see our schools tap into the local resources and take advantage of the skills and experience available in the community. Hopefully, we'll see more of these types of programs in the future.

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