An ongoing study of poetry as well as the book I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai made for an educational trip to the media center for a group of Polk County Middle School sixth graders.

Students in Jeanne Ferran’s English Language Arts class visited the school’s media center to learn more about truck art in Pakistan. Ferran and media coordinator Laura Smith collaborated on the presentation for the class.

One of the most fascinating features of Pakistani culture is the vision of buses and trucks decked out in a riot of color and design. Poetry often adorns the trucks and buses in this country. Students were shown a presentation that described this unique art form and given a better understanding of Pakistani culture.