Blue Ridge Electric teaches students about electrical safety In a Magical Way

Liberty Elementary students John David Sampson and Sheridan Adams participate in a magic trick with the help of magician Scott Davis.

LIBERTY — Students at two local elementary schools got an interesting lesson in electrical safety recently. However, unlike traditional lecture style lessons, this presentation was of a magical variety.

Using magic tricks and comedy to hold the students attention, magician Scott Davis presented his Making Accidents Disappear program to students at Chastain Road Elementary and Liberty Elementary schools.

“There is no performing art that is more universally loved among children than magic,” Davis said. “I’m excited that Blue Ridge Electric Co-op decided to sponsor this program in area elementary schools. Teaching electrical safety in a way that is memorable and fun for the students is a real passion of mine.”

Chastain Road Elementary principal Elliott Southard said the program was “an excellent way to engage the students with safety tips regarding electricity.”

“The magic kept the students on the edge of their seats, and the message that was shared was simple enough that students of all ages will be able to remember and take with them for their lifetime,” he said.

Liberty Elementary principal Lowell Haynes agreed.

“We loved having Mr. Davis,” Haynes said. “The students and teachers alike all enjoyed his marvelous show. I would like to thank Blue Ridge Electric for providing this entertaining speaker to us. His presentation aligned perfectly with our curriculum.”

“At Blue Ridge Electric Co-op we’re totally committed to doing everything in our power to prevent accident related injuries and deaths among children in our community,” Blue Ridge representative Liza Holder said. “A commitment to community and education is one of the things that make rural electric cooperatives different. That’s something our members can be proud of.”