On Wednesday, April 19, Madisonville Intermediate students were treated to a field trip highlighting four important places around town. In an effort to educate and engage students in their community they were taken to the Madisonville Fire Station, Madison County Court House, Madison County Library and the Lake Madison Park for lunch.
While visiting the Fire Station, students learned about fire safety and fire gear. They were able to spray the hose and feel the force of water it takes to put out fires.
At the Madison County Courthouse they were treated to a mock trial of Snow White, while learning about the judicial system in an interactive way.
“Every year we enjoy coming together to educate the kids on the judicial system and take time to have fun with them,” says Madison County Judge, C.E. “Butch” McDaniel.
Students seemed to enjoy the experience and comedic relief of the ‘Majic Mirror’ played by Madison County Criminal District Attorney, Brian Risinger.
Veronica Grooms, Madison County Library Directory, and staff shared with students the importance of reading and being involved in your local library. Students were told how to obtain a library card and invited to participate in the Summer Reading Program held at the library each summer.
The student’s trip ended with lunch outside at the Lake Madison Park. Students were able to enjoy the outdoors and the wonderful park and playground equipment that has been provided in their community.
The field trip was a great success and students thoroughly enjoyed the efforts of all locations attended, naming the Madison County Courthouse and Library as the highlights of the trip.