Clay County Students Step Back in Time

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Updated: 4/30/2012 5:36 pm
Packed lunches, one room schools, no electricity...It sounds like a thing of the past.

It has become the present for the 1st graders at Manchester Elementary in Clay County.

For the past 10 years, one week out of the year, Mrs. Bowling has class in the "old school"

It is a one room school house that was built in 1992.

The old school is made of wood from 2 different schools in Clay County and the front steps are the original from the school on Bear Creek.

Without modern conveniences, the lesson plan revolved around nature.

The boys learned deer scouting and turkey calls while the girls churned butter and planted flowers.

The old school does not have electricity so they had to use a wood burning stove for warmth.

The kids mostly missed the playground...They had to play Red Rover and use their imagination during recess.

Despite the big changes, all of the students agreed that they preferred the "old school".
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Kruser - 5/1/2012 10:14 AM
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Clay county is already in the stone-age with all the meandrothols running around there. If they step back any farther they can shake hands with Adam and Eve.
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