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The Glebe residents meet with Read Mountain Middle School students

posted Mar 4, 2013, 4:50 AM by Beth Allen   [ updated Mar 4, 2013, 4:53 AM by bcps web ]

Read Mountain Middle School students welcomed residents from The Glebe to the school on Thursday, February 21, 2013 in the on-going Legacy Project in which both groups have been participating since the start of the 2012-2013 academic year.

“Games” was the topic for this fourth meeting between the two groups. Students shared board, card and electronic games; residents brought chess, lots of stories and a German game called “Fang Den Hut” (Catch the Hat) which captured the students’ attention for more than 40 minutes as intensity built to its conclusion. One group also played charades. Colonel Joe Johnson, a WWII bomber pilot, carried in two poster drawings to share history and geography associated with D-Day with his students.

The Legacy Project, a collaboration between Read Mountain Middle School sixth-graders and residents at The Glebe, a continuing care retirement community in Daleville, Virginia, was launched on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the school when residents and students met for the first time. The Project presents an opportunity for the students to practice oral and written communication through the sharing of story, i.e., life experience, and allows The Glebe residents to engage in meaningful, productive activity which has been proven to lead to better overall mental and physical health.

Their next meeting is planned for April 2013, when residents and students will gather at The Glebe. Students will also participate in the annual Legacy Readings at The Glebe in May.

Slideshow- Glebe students meet with RMMS students

Submitted by The Glebe/Botetourt View