HELENA – Kessler Elementary students are learning everything from baking to cryptography to video production as a part of their Kid’s College program.
For the last month volunteers from around the community would come in for 1 hour each week to teach special classes.
Carroll College students Madison Fernandez and Jaymin Bernhardt were teaching their young filmmakers camera shooting, storyboarding and other film techniques.
Fernandez and Bernhardt are both involved in television production at Carroll and said it was a blast being able to share their passions with a younger generation.
“It’s fun because I get to implement everything that I’ve learned from my mentors and my professors and my peers. I get to teach kids that are also passionate about it and also to see how excited they get about it and to know that I had that same excitement when I first came into this area of study,” said Fernandez.
“This has been so much more fun than I ever thought,” said Bernhardt, “The first day I walked in I was nervous because I’m not an education major, but they seem to really be taking everything in.”
Organizers say Kid’s College over the years has been a great way to broaden the students’ learning options and keep them engaged in the cold winter months.