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Caywood Students Enjoy Career Day

Students from Caywood Elementary School participated in a Career Day on Friday, June 25, 2021.
Photo by: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook-

“I want this to be more than just about vehicles, I want the guests to tell how they use their vehicles in their daily work,” said Caywood Principal Paden Buckley. “I want the kids to see what different careers there are…so they can explore all the avenues that are available to them early on!”

So, what would have been just a fun day on Friday, June 25, 2021, to see a fire truck, explore a Lexington Electric System boom truck and gear, or climb into a police car, turned in to something much deeper.

Vehicles from Public Works, AutoZone, and others were also on hand throughout the day, with drivers at each vehicle telling the children about the vehicle and how it is used in their daily work.

Inside the school, another event was taking place to prepare students for real life. Mr. Perry Wilson, the founder and CEO of “If I Had a Hammer,” was teaching children how to master fractions and how that knowledge helps them on an everyday basis.

At his program website, it says that Wilson struggled in school as a child and couldn’t connect with teachers through conventional methods. That led him to create an applied math and science program that The New York Times called…

For the complete story, see the June 30th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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