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WV students participate in program to promote arts education

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Students from across West Virginia took to the stage Wednesday morning at the Clay Center in Charleston. They were showcasing their singing and acting talents as part of the Student-Centered Arts Learning Environment Project (SCALE).

This year's program focused on Little Red Riding Hood, complete with an appearance by the Big Bad Wolf.

Part of the SCALE project encourages teachers to explore an arts-integrated approach in their teaching styles. Organizers said that arts integration connects schoolwork with everyday life. "And that's the amazing thing about the arts integration in our schools these days, is that we can teach children, through the arts, in ways that they use their imaginations and really become enthusiastic about their learning," said Grant Cooper, the conductor of the West Virginia Symphony.

The SCALE project is a collaboration between the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the West Virginia Department of Education, and the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts.