Submitted by Jean Simers

Saturday, February 3rd was a cold, windy day, but some brave souls met at Calhoun Middle-High School early to start a trip to Charleston. The group had breakfast in the commons area before boarding a bus for The Snowman performance at the Clay Center.

The Snowman is the story of a young boy's snowman who comes to life and takes him on an amazing visit to the North Pole which was depicted in an animated movie by award winning illustrator Raymond Briggs.

Christopher Lacy

Before the performance, the students could make an eatable Snowman with marshmallows, pretzels, licorice, gum drops and icing. At another station they could cut out a snowflake or sit and watch the animated Snowman film. The students could also enjoy the petting instrument zoo. As you can see from the pictures the students really enjoyed trying out all the instruments.

Joshua Schoolcraft, son of Jerome and Donna Schoolcraft, is a kindergarten student at Arnoldsburg School and Christopher Lacy, son of Chris and Anne Lacy, is a third grade student at Pleasant Hill School.

After the performance, everyone enjoyed a box lunch catered by the Clay Center. After lunch everyone could visit the Avampato Discovery Museum Science Galleries which include: Health Royale, Kidspace, Earth City, the Gizmo Factory and the Art Gallery.

The trip was made possible through the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant - Heads Up.

Joshua Schoolcraft