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Teachers promote positivity in Minersville

MINERSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- It's hard to believe, but the start of school is just a few weeks away. Some teachers are finding their way back into the building before class is in session.
  
Paint can in hand, teachers are making their mark on Minersville Area Elementary Center. A group of teachers is transforming all the student bathrooms in the elementary school. So far they've completed 15 bathrooms. First, using a pencil to sketch their design, following up with a marker and then paint.

"I hope that when the kids come in, they feel inspired... Ready to take on the world! Ready to move mountains," said a teacher.

A pop of color -- to brighten their day.

"We want them to feel good about themselves day in and day out here," said another teacher volunteering with the project.

"When they come in to school we want them to feel comfortable, to have fun -- we want learning to be a positive experience for them," said a teacher.

The inspirational quotes can be found in the boys and girls bathrooms, which are used by students in first through sixth grade.

"I think we need to boost them. I think we need to say hey someone's here, someone cares. You can do this. You got this," said a reading specialist.

The teachers tell me they hope these messages will last for many years to come. Minersville students head back to school on August 27. The teachers will finish up those paintings next week.

 


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