The weather outside may be frightful, but inside Paradise Elementary, the delivery of the forecast is anything but. Grade 4 student, A.J. Crocker, delivers The Telegram to the classrooms in his school every day. They receive the paper as part of the "Newspaper in Education" program. But A.J. has taken it upon himself to do more than just drop the paper from room to room.
"When he started he would go in the class and there would be nothing," says A.J.'s teacher, Jill Moores.
Pretty soon, though, the weather grabbed A.J. He started reading the forecast to the rest of the class and then moved on to sharing his favourite weather-related stories of the day.
A.J. Crocker has been delivering The Telegram to classrooms in his school, Paradise Elementary, for more than a year.
— Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram
"The confidence he's shown in delivering the paper has been astonishing," says Moores.
On Wednesday, A.J. invited The Telegram to his classroom to show just how much he enjoys sharing the weather. It became clear just what the students were looking out for in the forecast - snow and the possibility of a snow day.
The one complaint A.J. had about the paper was that the weather page disappeared for awhile. The forecast was not in the forecast, if you will. He was more than a little pleased to see it back.