VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Valdosta State University was preparing Tuesday to start offering a fun and educational after school program for elementary students as an expansion of the university's Camp Discovery program offered during the Summer.
For students, like those at W.G. Nunn Elementary, having fun is an important part of learning.
Valdosta State University is now combining those two concepts, fun and learning, by offering three new educational after school programs for elementary students in Valdosta and Lowndes County.
The programs focus on science, cooking, and art. "Parents were asking specifically for the arts and science classes and the cooking really goes along with the science," said Program Coordinator Suzanne Ewing.
The art class was supposed to begin Tuesday, but not enough students signed up for the first round of the class so it will not begin until February 24th.
The science class will start on Thursday as scheduled though. "They'll be doing some experiments and really having a lot of fun while learning some basic science," Ewing emphasized.
The cooking class will also begin on Thursday.
"They'll be making their own after school snacks," said Ewing. "But, they'll be using cooking to painlessly, you might say, learn some science concepts also."
Both classes will be held every Thursday through February 20th and then the second round of classes will begin after that. Both classes are $69 per child and parents must make their own transportation arrangements for their kids.
Classes will be held at VSU's Continuing Education Building at the corner of Patterson Street and Gordon Street from 4-5:45 p.m. each day.
To sign up for the class, contact the Continuing Education center at (229) 245-6484.