Trempealeau Elementary students inform peers with own newscast

Trempealeau Student News
A group of fifth-graders at Trempealeau elementary is giving our profession a try to keep their peers informed.

TREMPEALEAU, Wis. (WKBT) – A group of fifth-graders at Trempealeau Elementary is giving our profession a try to keep their peers informed.

When students learn they can improve. In fifth grade, students learn to read and write about the world around them in fiction and fact. What do they do with all of that knowledge absorbed in the classroom?

Students at Trempealeau Elementary are using it to remind their fellow students about the rules in school.

“It’s really fun doing all of it,” said Trempealeau Elementary student Ava Lightfoot.

Together students put on a newscast for the sole purpose of keeping their school in order.

“We remind people after these long breaks what we should be doing in the hallways and the lunchroom,” said fifth-grade student Georgia Harnage.

Every story in their rundown has a purpose.

“Then we don’t get hurt while we are doing activities and we can do everything quicker,” said fifth-grade student Connor Hovell.

Lightfoot wants to help her classmates succeed in school.

“We just want to make sure everyone is safe and responsible,” Lightfoot said.

Principal Sam Ruud said the lessons they take from this experience will follow them to their future careers.

“Public speaking is a great skill for kids to know,” Ruud said. “It’s about getting up there and doing something that might make them a little uncomfortable.”

Hovell said his report is coming up soon.

“We are going to talk about the rules for the assemblies and field trips,” Hovell said.

Maybe someday these young journalists will take their talents to a bigger stage. When children apply what they learn, they see the difference they can make.

“I enjoy writing because it’s fun,” Harnage said. “It doesn’t make me bored. It makes me interested in more things.”

Educators at Trempealeau Elementary have been doing these videos for the past four years. They say it’s one of the biggest things students look forward to when they get to fifth grade.