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Pinckney Elementary Holds Read Like a Sports Star Week

Pinckney ES Holds Read Like a Sports Star Week
Posted on 03/07/2018
Read like a sports star

Read Like a Sports Star week at Charles Pinckney Elementary expanded from an initiative to bring community members into the school to support literacy.

Fourteen years ago during Read Across America week, Jennifer Thrift invited doctors throughout the community to read to the students at Charles Pinckney in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Each year more and more doctors attended the annual event. Four years ago she decided to expand the community outreach to add Read Like a Sports Star week in conjunction with the Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebration.

Wando FootballThis past year they had several athletes share the importance of literacy with the students at Charles Pinckney Elementary. Teams in attendance this year were: CofC Women’s Soccer, Wando Swimming, Wando Boys Lacrosse, Wando Boys Soccer, Wando Volleyball, Cario Volleyball, Cario Baseball, Wando Football, Wando Softball, Wando Boys Basketball, Lowcountry Lacrosse LLC, and Oceanside Collegiate Academy athletes.

The students spent time reading to classes, small groups, and individual students. They even went to recess with some of the classes. This is a great opportunity for older kids to give back to their community and share what they have learned throughout their time in Charleston County School District.

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