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Westwood Schools plans total solar eclipse party

Solar Eclipse Glasses at Westwood (Source: WALB) Solar Eclipse Glasses at Westwood (Source: WALB)
Dicksy Hinesley, Curriculum Coordinator (Source: WALB) Dicksy Hinesley, Curriculum Coordinator (Source: WALB)
Westwood Schools (Source: WALB) Westwood Schools (Source: WALB)
CAMILLA, GA (WALB) -

Westwood Schools in Camilla has a big day planned for their students on Monday. 

The district ordered 500 solar eclipse glasses so older students can experience the phenomenon.

Dicksy Hinesley, Curriculum coordinator, said students will participate in solar science experiments and parties with Moonpies and Sunchips.

Fifth through 12th-grade students will go to the school's track at 2 to watch using eclipse glasses. 

"We're trying to make science fun. We want to get them involved and become life long learners," said Hinesley.

Hinesley doesn't want to risk the younger students taking off their glasses and hurting their eyes.

Pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade students will watch in their classroom through a NASA site.

They will get out of school at 2:50 so their parents can join.

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