Nearly three dozen Woodford Paideia Academy students traveled to Nashville to explore the city’s rich history of art and music.
During the school’s first-ever Arts & Culture Trip, the sixth-graders visited Fisk University. The historically Black university was founded in 1866 and is home to the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a group of artists and students who sing and travel worldwide. Fisk University boasts a rich history, with the likes of civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois once studying at the school. A collection of original artwork by Pablo Picasso also is maintained at the university.
Woodford Paideia’s Resource Coordinator Felicia Anderson, who helped coordinate the trip, is also a Fisk University alumna.
“Coordinating this trip was extremely important to me,” said Anderson. “I wanted to ensure my students had life-changing memories.”
While in Nashville, the students also enjoyed traditional Southern meals and toured several historic parks.
“This was the best day of my life,” shared one student.
The group also visited Nashville’s Tennessee State University and Kentucky State University in Frankfort.
Learn more about the great things happening at Woodford Paideia at woodford.cps-k12.org.