10/17/2013 4:40 PM
by Rebecca Turco
OAK HILL - Around 140 elementary school students in Oak Hill had a behind-the-scenes look at Bridge Day on Thursday.
Bridge Day BASE Jumping Coordinator Jason Bell taught third graders at New River Elementary School about parachutes. The kids also learned about the science behind BASE jumping.
Bell believes it is important for the kids to know the technical aspects of parachutes, since most people do not know how they work. Bell said 450 people from ten countries will jump on Bridge Day.