The power of persuasion helped land one group of kids on television. Students at Woodland Elementary in East Syracuse got a big surprise last week, when Bridge Street responded to their letters with a visit. The letters were part of a persuasive writing exercise, asking the show to let their chorus perform on air.
Music teacher Mrs. Cohen started crying after hearing the kids sing one day. When the students asked her why she was crying, she said she wouldn't be surprised if she turned on the TV one day and saw them on Bridge Street.
This sparked an idea. 5th grade teacher Linda Obeine got all 21 students in her class involved with writing letters. "They did an excellent job and I mailed them off," she said.
After a quick visit to the school to see if they would really do anything to be on television, the students had us convinced and they got exactly what they were hoping for-- a chance to perform on the show. The students sang the Bruno Mars song, "Count on Me," and now have a lasting memory of how far a letter can go.