Peru schools in State Partnership Program

Cabell County’s three schools are now a part of the State Partnership Program (of West Virginia National Guard) with Peru. Major Todd Miller told that what they do is that they exchange information. Their partnership is in place from the year 1996.

It started as an army effort but now they were trying to add general people that include the Mountain State’s and Peru’s schools. On Thursday, 8th grade students of the Milton Middle School spoke to students of Buckingham School, which is located near Peru capital Lima, via Skype. A same kind of event had already taken place with the students of the Cabell Midland High School.

The subject was ‘Fairs and Festivals.’ The students in Peru’s Ventanilla spoke regarding their music events whereas students in Milton talked regarding the Pumpkin Festival. Milton Middle School’s 8th grade student Walter Gilson told that it was pretty cool and it was really fun to know regarding their culture. Major Miller told that

They were already working to have other schools in this. He told that in the National Guard they were able to go to this country or other countries. They wanted to share their experiences with other communities.

He added that by adding county school systems in few of these things that they do, and that also in a very cheap way – via Skype. They were able to introduce them to some other cultures, different languages and also different schools.