2017-07-12 / School & Sports

CCLC Project Pirate Summer Program a Success

By: Dr. Gail H. Lovering


Summer program was not all about work. Summer program was not all about work. The Project Pirate summer school program said goodbye to their students for the last time on June 29, 2017. The experience was rewarding for the students as well as the instructors, cafeteria personnel, bus drivers, custodians, and para professionals.

The students were engaged in academics in the morning from 8:30- 11:30. Lunch was served from 11: 30- 12: 00. At this time, the students became involved in physical education exercises and enrichment activities. High school students were able to complete work missed during the school year.

Two in-house field trips were organized. The Riverquarium from Albany, Georgia, brought reptiles indigenous to Southwest Georgia. In addition, Chehaw Animal Reserve brought animals for the students to enjoy. Local citizens also contributed to the educational experiences for the students. Dr. Bob Kikel’s dental hygienists assisted the students in taking impressions of their mouths, the Colquitt Police Department presented information on driving under the influence and career information, Drs. Dean and Henley provided information on animal care, Miller County Library outlined the services available there, the Miller Fire Department provided information on how to survive a fire, what precautions to take and demonstrated how a fire operates. The students were given a tour of the firetruck and of course they were provided with junior fire hats.

In addition, students had the chance to participate in the making of pizzas and other snacks. They had instruction in clothes washing and sorting and simple clothing repair, and table setting. There was an afternoon full of water-related activities as well as sports activities such as kickball, basketball, and touch ball. Students were engaged in various craft projects which they were able to take home.

Special thank you to Moore’s Hardware, Kikel Dental Clinic, Miller County Library, Colquitt Animal Clinic, Colquitt/ Miller Fire Department, Colquitt Police Department, Birdsong Peanuts, Gerald Garland, Hardee’s, The Miller County Hospital Authority, Lea Henry, and the many personnel who made this year’s summer school a success. We are all looking forward to next year’s experience.

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