A lesson in civics: Students tour their community

Washington Street Elementary puts emphasis on local resources

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

ROCKINGHAM — Though the amount of horn honking and sounds of police car alarms increased significantly early Thursday afternoon, there was no catatrasophe at the Rockingham Police Department.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Kenny Jenks, a second-grader at Washington Street Elementary School, works the controls of the light bar inside a Rockingham Police Department cruiser.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Kenny Jenks, a second-grader at Washington Street Elementary School, works the controls of the light bar inside a Rockingham Police Department cruiser.

Instead, it was Lieut. R.L. Greene helping local students become familiar with all the gadgets inside a modern police cruiser. Ninety-three second grade students from Washington Street Elementary School toured on Thursday the Rankin Museum of American Heritage and the Kemp Memorial Library in Ellerbe. Then the students and their teachers traveled to Rockingham where, after lunch at Mi Casita Mexican Restaurant, they toured the Rockingham Police Department and Rockingham Fire Department.

One teacher said the daylong field trip coincided with the students’ lessons on community and neighborhood.

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Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

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