Game, Experiments Bring ‘100 Percent Fun’ to City Schools Students
(story from Middle Tennessee Public Radio)
Nearly 7,500 Murfreesboro City Schools students enjoy a field trip to MTSU’s Murphy Center for the Lady Raiders’ Dec. 4 Education Day game against Austin Peay. Attendance was 10,107, the second largest crowd in the program’s history.
Above the noise of thousands of children talking and doing what youngsters do when they attend a college basketball game (some for the first time), Cameron Burke said he was having “100 percent fun.”
Burke, 9, a fourth-grade student at John Pittard Elementary School in Murfreesboro, was having a grand time inside 11,000-plus-seat Murphy Center Tuesday morning. He said it was his first time to be in the arena.
He said he was having “lots of fun watching the basketball” (activity) on Education Day, a partnership between Murfreesboro City Schools and MT Athletics, when the MTSU Lady Raiders would meet in-state rival Austin Peay in a women’s basketball game and the students attended on a field trip.
MTSU, now 5-3 on the season, beat the Lady Governors 70-56 before 10,107 people, the second-largest crowd in the program’s history.
Minutes earlier, Burke, his fellow students and their teachers in grades K-6 and administrators from 10 city schools witnessed STEM in action in two science experiments, “Balloon Kabob” and “Alka-Seltzer Bottle Rockets.”
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