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Grant helps breathe new life into area science class

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Ladysmith (WQOW) - A $500 grant will help breathe new life into an area classroom.

Amy Nelson teaches 5th grade science at the Ladysmith Middle School, and the decades-old real human skeleton she uses in class is falling apart. So on Wednesday, WQOW News 18, along with Royal Credit Union and Fired Up Pizza, awarded Mrs. Nelson this month's Tools for Schools award. With that money, she'll be buying a brand new plastic skeleton, a pumping heart model and a lung display that shows the kids what cigarettes can do to their bodies.

"When students actually get to touch items or participate in an experiment, their faces are bright, their hands are moving," said Mrs. Nelson. "They want to come up and see how the hinge joints work and the ball and socket joints work, but if they can't touch it, it still isn't real to them."

WQOW News 18 is proud to kick off this 4th season of Tools for Schools, with help from Royal Credit Union and Fired Up Pizza. Each month, during the school year, we'll select a teacher who has a special project or need in their classroom.

Click here if you'd like to apply for the next $500 award.

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