Bay Elementary Gets to Know Its Community One-of-a-Kind Field Trip

Bay Elementary Gets to Know Its Community One-of-a-Kind Field Trip
Posted on 06/04/2015
CCISD 2012-2013 Press Release

Bay Elementary Gets to Know Its Community
One-of-a-Kind Field Trip


A police car, ambulance and fire engine were parked outside Seabrook City Hall. Fortunately the brigade was not there for an emergency, but to teach students from Bay Elementary about their neighborhood.

For the past few years, third grade students have toured the City of Seabrook to learn about the departments that exist to keep the city running. “It started with just a tour of City Hall,” said Erin Tite, principal of Bay Elementary. “It has since grown to include all the public service areas of the community.”

After the short walk from their school to City Hall, students visited city council chambers where they met the Mayor Pro Tem Gary Johnson and City Secretary Michele Glaser. Students talked with members of the city’s Information Technology Department, then headed outside to watch demonstrations by the city's Animal Control, Fire Department, Police Department, Emergency Response Team and Public Works Department. Being able to meet and ask questions of the different departments helps students understand how all the parts of the city work together to form their thriving municipality.

This tour is not the only partnership between the city and Bay Elementary. “The City of Seabrook has always supported us in every way,” Tite said. Collaborations like this show young citizens the importance of being civic minded. “The children learn to form a bond with the community in which they live and hopefully grow to have respect for all the entities that provide for us,” Tite added. “And, in turn, we are growing the future members and leaders of this community.”

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