CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - The teachers and staff at White Bluff Elementary admit they could have never predicted the turnout at Thursday's 'Title One" family social studies event.
Three weeks of planning and rehearsal went into the production of "A Night at the Living Museum". Students lined the hallways dressed as different historic figures, many performing short skits. Other students served as museum guides.
More than 750 parents and family members lined up outside the school for a chance to see history come alive inside.
"When we first started out we thought yes, maybe 200 to 300 because that's the norm for our parents to come out. But tonight our parents are totally engaged with our student's education and that's what makes it important," said Karen Alston, White Bluff Elementary.
The event was organized as a way to peak the student's interest in history by letting them play the roles of the men and women important to our past. Having so many parents interested in the project is what the staff calls, "the ultimate goal of any school".