Educational Posters at MES
Metter Elementary School third graders have been studying Georgia Government and how it works including a recent field trip to the Court House. To further their understanding of the Judicial Branch, Probate Judge Tony Thompson delivered over 200 educational posters about Georgia's Court System to Metter Elementary School on Thursday. Third Grade teacher Joy Ferry and MES students Charley Holland and Ja'khia Edenfield helped receive the posters.
Ms. Ferry and the MES teachers have taken their students on a tour of the courthouse in recent years and Judge Thompson has enjoyed meeting with them and introducing them to the main court room. "Ms. Ferry and the rest of the MES staff do a wonderful job by taking the children to the center of judicial activity in our community for a better understanding of what they are studying. The children come in wide eyed and excited to actually see something they have been studying. The students are well-behaved and eager to learn," said Judge Thompson. "The Administrative Office of Courts printed new copies of these educational posters this year and we are happy to have secured copies for our local students. The posters explain the functions of judge, jury, attorney, Sheriff and deputy, and court clerk. Also detailed are the different types of courts that are at the courthouse as well as some history of the judicial branch," added Thompson. "An educated citizenry is the most important thing for a good judicial system, so I applaud our students and teachers," said Thompson.