Students visit another country through Skype

By: Maisie Insko Email
By: Maisie Insko Email

Students at one local school were able to travel to another country via video conference!

Grant Morton says he never thought he would be in a video conference with children thousands of miles away, but thanks to Skype he was

"I thought it was really cool and we go to see the difference in what they did and we did,” Morton said.

Student's in Mrs. Owens class at Corbin Elementary met first graders in Mr. Bong's class at St. Lorraine School in Hong Kong Wednesday morning. The student's showed one another their class pets and even played the classic game "Guess Who."

Although this marked the first time for these fourth graders were able to interact with Mr. Bong's class school officials say other grades here at Corbin have done this before.

"Mrs. Gibbs had done it a few years ago, she has since retired. But she had done it a few years ago with the same teacher, Mr. Bong, in a class then too,” Brittany Owens said.

But due to government restrictions and censorship in China, they hadn't done it again until now.

Mrs. Owens says she hopes her students realize how lucky they are to live in a free country.

School officials say they hope the video conference is something all classes can eventually experience.

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