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Cameo Cast Brings Character Education to West Woods

Character education assemblies presented at West Woods Upper Elementary School with support of local charitable organization.

This past winter, Farmington’s was visited by Cameo Cast, Inc, a dynamic performance group that teaches students about character development in fun ways.

The cast presented two assemblies: I’m in Charge of Me to the fifth graders and Growing Up to the sixth graders. Both assemblies were interactive performances that encouraged audience participation through a talk show format. The young, hip, energetic cast uses humor, loads of audience participation and fast-paced action to engage the students in talking and thinking about many of the social issues facing our youth today. Topics include bullying, respect, kindness, leadership and peer pressure.

Cameo Cast has performed at West Woods for over 5 years and it is always a hit among both students and faculty. The West Woods Parent Teacher Organization would like to recognize the generosity of the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation of Farmington, Inc. (CAPFF), who sponsored this year’s performances. CAPFF’s goal is to conduct charitable and educational activities for the prevention of abuse of children in the Farmington Valley and neighboring towns.

CAPFF has provided financial support to the Farmington Public Schools After-School Study program, as well as the Parent & Child Center at Bristol Hospital. This is the second year that CAPFF has sponsored this event at West Woods. It has also partnered with West District and Union Elementary Schools during the last four years in their similar efforts to create school communities that promote kindness, respect and tolerance for all.

We are happy to be part of that initiative and grateful to CAPFF for the support they have extended to West Woods and the other Farmington schools. To learn more about CAPFF or to make a donation to support the work it does, please call Tom Leonard at (860) 675-7300 or send mail to: CAPFF, PO Box 823, Farmington, CT 06034.

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