Students on business retreat, learn outside of the classroom

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IRONTON, Ohio (WOWK) — Fifth grade students on the Leadership Team at Ironton Elementary learned outside of the classroom Wednesday morning.

The first stop for the 11 fifth-graders was Frisch’s Big Boy where they learned about how the business operates and different marketing skills from store manager, Jerry Florence.

After a brief Q&A session, students got the opportunity to shadow employees in different roles and went behind the scenes to learn about Big Boy’s procedures inside the kitchen.

‘Just hearing from the manager, hearing from the employees, it’s much more than just reading a book by yourself,” said fifth grader Sajrina Johnson. “Reading a book just has words, instead of hearing the words come out of a person’s mouth.”

Sajrina and her classmates also heard from Mayor Katrina Keith, something they were excited about.

“I hope I can get as much information as possible on the different things people in Ironton do,” said fifth grader Shelbi Wigandt.

According to Assistant Principal David Ashworth, the students themselves organized the entire retreat.

Ashworth says the students called the Big Boy, invited the mayor to speak to them, and arranged all the transportation for the retreat.

The Leadership Team has been a program Ironton Elementary started 4 years ago.

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