Student minds were in motion in LEF program
Litchfield Education Foundation Vice President Julie Foss, left, and President Donielle Hawley at the Minds in Motion event at Litchfield High School on Saturday. BZ photos
The third annual Minds in Motion program held by the Litchfield Education Foundation drew 140 elementary school students to Litchfield High School on Saturday for an afternoon of innovative workshops designed to enrich their experience in school.
There were 25 workshops led by professsionals who volunteered their time and five workshops for parents. The program was organized by LEF Vice President Julie Foss and the organization's secretary, Michele Saunders.
Proceeds from admisison fees will be used by LEF to sponsor more enrichment programs at Center School, Litchfield Intermediate School and the high school/middle school.
Fire protection engineer Nick Gabriel led a workshop on the science of fire.
Joe Calabrese of the InnerAct Theater tested the drama skills of students.
Joseph Vanormer of Litchfield operates a water can in the science of fire workshop.
Ryan Taylor, a volunteer firefighter in Morris and Bethlehem, explains the proper use of a fire extinguisher.
Michael Bates of Litchfield led a workshop on business.
Andrew Marchand of Goshen was one of the adult volunteers assisting in the birdhouse-building workshop.
Physician assistant Steve Saunders of Litchfield watches as Addie Foss of Litchfield uses a stethoscope to listen to her heartbeat.