The next generation of English students?

Thrive kidsAlum Wendy Birt brought her Thrivers to visit the Mount on Tuesday March 10th. Thr!ve Education is Wendy’s after-school enrichment program for young learners, and this is not the first encounter we’ve had with them.


Gatty letter cropOn this visit, they saw some of the things a professor does besides teach: hang out in an office full of books, update the English website, do research in primary sources — they handled a manuscript letter from 1882 and tried to read the cursive writing. They also got a chance to try to decipher on microfilm a letter in which Margaret Gatty describes the writing of her first children’s book The Fairy Godmothers.

And that was only one stop in their visit. We hope to see them back full-time in a few years!



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