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Chimborazo Elementary School Receives First Donor’s Grant in Richmond
Chimborazo Elementary School, in Richmond, Virginia, received a grant of $1800 from the Martin Agency (headquartered in Richmond) to purchase 600 copies of E.B. White’s The Trumpet of the Swan.
Students at Chimborazo E.S. prepare to hear about The Trumpet of the Swan.
Chimborazo is the 6th school in Richmond to embark on the One School, One Book program, but the first Title I school to do so.
Chimborazo kicked off its assembly – to introduce The Trumpet of the Swan to its students and community – on February 26th. Bruce Kelley, from the Martin Agency, was there to present the books and tell children the importance of listening to stories and how it helped inspire employees, making them more creative. One School, One Book Director, Bruce Coffey, instructed students on how to tell their parents to “read like it’s an ice cream cone,” savouring the words and language as they read the story.
Chimborazo’s program is being co-ordinated by Reading Specialist, Sandy Wittig, and Title I Specialist, Becky Gay. Under their direction, children from every grade created, decorated, and dressed up in various swan regalia to celebrate Louis the Swan.
Chimborazo Elementary School is in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia.
Origami swans made by students at Chimborazo E.S.
Teachers preparing – and wearing – swan regalia at Chimborazo E.S.
Bruce Kelley, from the Martin Agency, presents 610 copies of The Trumpet of the Swan to the students of Chimborazo E.S.