Cast members of the West Virginia PBS TV show Abracadabra filmed the illusions portion of Season Five in front of students on Sept. 10, at the Eastern Greenbrier Middle School (EGMS). Nearly 300 sixth grade students made up the live audience.
“This is an exciting opportunity for our students to learn about the field of broadcasting and technology from professionals. The program production will also provide an opportunity to cover science standards in a creative manner,” stated school principal, Dr. Preston Modlin.
Abracadabra, part of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Healthy Children’s Initiative, focuses on healthy habits, exercise and nutrition in an entertaining and engaging format.
“We are thrilled to be working with Principal Modlin and EGMS,” stated Marilea Butcher the producer for Abracadabra. “We hope this opportunity will educate students on how TV shows are produced and excite them about career possibilities.”
“Working side by side with the schools for a common goal is rewarding,” stated Michael Adelman, D.O., WVSOM president and Abracadabra creator. “A part of WVSOM’s mission is dedicated to the education of individuals about proper health care and our Healthy Children’s Initiative ties directly to the communities that our students and graduates serve.”