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Musician Teaches Fairley Students to Do the Right Thing

Jared Campbell returned to the Hannibal School District recently, this time swinging by Fairley Elementary for a musical presentation on bullying.

The Upstate New York musician captivates his student audience by singing songs he’s written about his own life, and getting them involved in the stories and lyrics.

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Kathryn Sevilla’s class at Fairley Elementary School pose with musician Jared Campbell. From left are Maya Turaj, Tannor Kelley and Alison Griffin.
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Kathryn Sevilla’s class at Fairley Elementary School pose with musician Jared Campbell. From left are Maya Turaj, Tannor Kelley and Alison Griffin.

Pictured is singer/songwriter Jared Campbell with students from Mrs. Hanks’ first grade class at Fairley Elementary. From left are Jacob Hutton, Layla Emmons and Precious Edmondson.

Campbell sang “Learn to Love Like a Dog,” a tune about loyalty, and loving others for who they are.

Students wagged their tails from their seats and gave big laughs when Campbell’s slideshow featured a dog with three tennis balls in its mouth.

Just as a dog has unconditional love for its owner, students were asked to be kind to everyone they interact with, whether it be younger kids, bus drivers or substitute teachers.

During the song “Superhero”, boys and girls split up to sing different parts.

Students learned from Campbell that superheroes always follow the same three rules; they always put others first, are ready to do the right thing and play it safe by following the rules.

Pictured is singer/songwriter Jared Campbell with students from Mrs. Hanks’ first grade class at Fairley Elementary School. From left are Jacob Hutton, Layla Emmons and Precious Edmondson.
Pictured is singer/songwriter Jared Campbell with students from Mrs. Hanks’ first grade class at Fairley Elementary School. From left are Jacob Hutton, Layla Emmons and Precious Edmondson.

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Kathryn Sevilla’s class at Fairley Elementary School pose with musician Jared Campbell. From left are Maya Turaj, Tannor Kelley and Alison Griffin.

Campbell switched things up a bit during the song, “Do the Right Thing.” He gave students a scenario and three choices they could make.

The first scenario involved a little girl named Lisa who dropped a dollar bill. The person who witnessed her dropping a dollar could put it in his or her piggy bank, spend it on a candy bar, or give it back to Lisa.

Students enthusiastically shouted for choice C.

Fairley students joined an exclusive group by the performance’s end.

“Club Fairley” admits anyone that learns or works at the school, with one exception, no bullies aloud.

The song of the same name got students and teachers alike boogying and playing air guitar.

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