High school students join Paul Banks kids at recess

  • Homer High School students Ian Lowe, Sheldon Hutt and Patrick Rainwater officiate a game of football at Paul Banks Elementary School last week.-Photo provided
  • Sam Draves of Homer High School plays soccer with Iris O’Laire and Charity Rainwater. -Photo provided
  • Drew Brown gives Sidney Phipps and Jason Owen some basketball pointers.-Photo provided

On April 14, six Homer High School students attended Paul Banks Elementary recess. The high school students, Sam Draves, Drew Brown, Ian Lowe, Patrick Rainwater, Sheldon Hutt and JJ Sonnen, were allowed to miss one period of class to visit the elementary school. They helped teach younger students new activities to play during recess. Along with teaching and organizing games, they also supported the students by helping them with conflict resolution strategies and turn taking. The Paul Banks staff thanked the high school students for their help and for being great role models. Future partnering between Homer High School and Paul Banks is something both schools would like to see happen on a more frequent basis, said Paul Banks principal Eric Pederson.

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