Sep 28, 2011 12:30 PM by Melanie Yuill
Hundreds of local elementary students traded in their books for bulls on Tuesday.
The students took a field trip to the Butte Civic Center to learn about rodeos. The Northern Rodeo Association 2011 Finals will be held at the Civic Center later this week, so today a barrel man, rodeo clowns and competitors showed the kids the ropes of a rodeo.
Bill Fisher with Trainwreck productions says 669 students participated in the rodeo field trip. He had about 20 people from his staff teaching the kids things like bull riding, team roping, barrel racing and more. They also got to see some livestock including a couple bulls and the bucking horse of the year.
The rodeo finals kick off this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Butte Civic Center.