Georgia educators experience how Parris Island makes Marines

BEAUFORT, S.C. (41NBC/WMGT) – Hundreds of educators from across the nation, including a few from Georgia, took a week off to travel to Parris Island, South Carolina, where Marines are made.

The goal of the annual Educators Workshop is for teachers and coaches to use the experience, and pass on the knowledge to their students who may be interested in joining to the Marine Corps.

41NBCs Taylor Terrell traveled to Parris Island to see how civilians earn the title of Marine.

Some teachers said the first-hand experience was intense, tough and inspiring.

Dozens of educators took part in the week-long adventure learning the ropes through basic training exercises, Marine Corps history lessons and interacting directly with recruits and drill instructors.

Most of the teachers say they now have more respect for the young men and women who make it through training to wear the eagle, globe, and anchor..

Assistant track coach for Druid Hills High School, Audrey Poole believes it’s a lesson she can bring back to her athletes.

“Hard work does pay off if you put forth the effort you keep trying don’t give up, you’ll accomplish something in the end,” says Poole.

Other teachers plan to take the lessons learned to inspire their kids to have a better future.

“The self discipline that it teaches will help them carry on into any walk of life that they choose both professionally and personally,” says Kennesaw Mountain High School teacher, Erin Dale.

Click here to learn more about the Educators’ Workshop.

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