Russell Cave students put new skills to use at city hall

May 8, 2014 

Students in a special education class at Lexington's Russell Cave Elementary School were able to carry out what they've been learning about recycling on a visit Thursday to Lexington Mayor Jim Gray's office.

The students in first through fifth grades have been helping with recycling in classrooms at Russell Cave. They've also been learning about local government, said their teacher, Beth Chrowl.

On Thursday, the students helped empty recycling bins at the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government building. They also met Gray and saw the chambers where the city council meets.

"We've gotten to go out in the community and have some real world practice," Chrowl said.

Gray said the students' visit was fun.

"We were fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from them," he said.

Valarie Honeycutt Spears

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