WINTERSVILLE, Ohio (WTRF) – Students at Wintersville Elementary are enjoying a presentation Monday from a special guest.
Traveling from New Jersey, ‘Officer Phil‘ Program teaches kids respect, responsibility and safety all using magic tricks, puppets and activities to entertain the children.
Edu-tainer Kevin Berry says this is dream job for him and there is nothing quite like it!
“The kids learn because it’s funny and they are more likely to remember something if they are laughing while they are doing it instead of just being lectured at.”Kevin Berry – Edu-tainer
And the kids really do retain the information that is being presented to them.
Berry even brought few students up front to help answer questions and help with the magic tricks to test what they learned.
“I learned about safety and caring.”Zaira Parsons – Kindergarten
“I learned Police Officers are our friend.”kaylee Messerly – Kindergarten
This program, especially the stranger awareness part has a special place in Berry’s heart.
“I knew two people that were abducted and so that part kind of hits home.”Kevin Berry – Edu-tainer
The event was sponsored by the Wintersville Police Department with contributions from local merchants.