Monday, August 23, 2010
A year ago the new Camelot Intermediate School opened for the business of educating the fourth and fifth graders of Brookings. It is a mere three blocks south of my home. Most of the space between the school and my back yard consists of Camelot Park, which now serves as playground area for the students. When said students are called in for the first lessons of the day or in from lunch, they do not hear the standard bells or buzzers more commonly associated with the school day. They hear a trumpet fanfare! I find this enjoyable. And so appropriate considering the name of the school. And in these late summer initial days of back to school, much gentler on the ear than a bothersome bell.