Musician Jared Campbell made his way to Fulton for the second week of school, stopping at Granby and Volney Elementary School to speak to students about bullying, and what it means to be a good friend.
The Blue Project presentation reaches students through the power of music with songs he’s written about his own life changing experiences.
During the kindergarten- second grade show, Campbell sang “Learn to Love Like a Dog,” a song about loyalty, and the life lessons a person can pick up from observing a dogs behavior.
Campbell also incorporated the district wide behavioral expectations in his tune about superheroes.
He told students that every one of them could be a superhero by being respectful, responsible and safe in their schools.
Midway through the assembly, Volney teacher David Wallace was pulled from the audience and asked to snap a piece of yarn in half.
While three male student volunteers struggled, Wallace was able to break one strand of yarn.
Then Wallace was given a challenge, to break a handful of yarn into two piles.
Wallace was unable to do so, proving Campbell’s point that there is strength in numbers.
The third to sixth grade assembly focused more on making dreams into a reality, and how one act of kindness can change the world. He sang a tune about history icons Rosa Parks, Michael Jordan and Rachel Joy Scott.
Campbell concluded the show with a message of anti-bullying. “School should be an amazing experience, but sometimes it’s not because of the actions of others,” said Campbell.
He told students that by realizing their self-worth, a bully’s words are just words.