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Pye Elementary helps students make global connections

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From dance, to music, to international communication. Pye Elementary's global initiatives have students on the move. We're in Dorchester county for our Cool School of the week.

Music fills the air at Joseph Pye Elementary, and dance moves follow. In the world music and dance classrooms at Pye, students play instruments, and learn dance techniques from around the world. The global connections continue with international communication through the Kenya Project. Third grade students use technology to Skype with students in Kenya, Africa. Third grade student Bella Blatchford says, "It's a really good experience to me because they're teaching us about the soils, and how the land is and what state is. We're learning more about their culture since we've been doing this, and I've been looking forward to learning more about their country now." Third grader Kendra Ho says, "I think it's really awesome that we get to experience what they experience over there, and they get to experience what we experience here."

Pamela Mack is a third grade teacher for the gifted and talented class. She says, "It just brings the whole globe together. These connections empower us to be able to tap into their ability at the elementary level. Often times you don't see these types of experiences being made available for children at the elementary level, so we're so grateful for the global and stem initiative that we have been able to establish with Port Victoria in Kenya, Africa."

Coming up Thursday on News 2 Today, we'll present the Pye Elementary trotters with our Cool School award. We'll also tell you why a pie now has special meaning at Pye Elementary.

We want to hear about the good things going on at your school. send an email to octavia at omitchell@wcbd.com, maybe your school will be the next Cool School of the week.

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