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Elementary school lip dub encourages reading

HAMILTON, Mich. (WZZM) - March is reading month and one West Michigan elementary school is working on a project to encourage children to look forward to reading.

Blue Star Elementary School in Hamilton put together a lip dub to help students think big and know that reading is the key to unlocking their dreams.

The entire school was involved Wednesday, from the entire student body all the way up to the superintendent.

Four members of the WZZM family were asked to participate in the lip dub: Lauren Stanton, Derek Francis, Brent Ashcroft and Dan Harland.

Blue Star educators say a project like this is an innovative way to help kids strengthen a basic core skill - reading.

"There seems to be this misconception or old tradition in education that if you're really learning it's not pleasant and it's not fun, and that couldn't be further from the truth." said Andy Losik, who is a teacher at Blue Star Elementary as well as the coordinator of the lip dub. "The more fun we can have with these kids, the more we can get them engaged, and insure that this type of message will really stick with them."

The theme of the lip dub is "Super Heros," and it will premiere at Blue Star's launch assembly March 4.

By Brent Ashcroft