VIDEO: Michelle Obama Makes Surprise Trip to Capitol Hill School
First Lady Michelle Obama surprised some Capitol Hill students with a visit to their school last week.
Obama met with fifth grade students at Watkins Elementary School (420 12th St. SE) to talk about gardening and healthy eating as part of her “Let’s Move” campaign to fight childhood obesity.
“We snuck a whole team in here. No one knows we’re supposed to be here,” Obama said in a video released today. “We’re going to go up and check in on a fifth grade class. They’re doing a little cooking, and I’m going to surprise them.”
She then entered a classroom, drawing gasps and applause from the children inside.
After greeting the students, the first lady got to work making tortillas and mixing a salad with the kids.
“You guys have this amazing garden, and I’m so proud of you,” Obama said. “And I want the world to see all the great things you’re doing and how you’re learning so much about good eating from your garden and your school.”
Watkins fifth graders at FoodPrints had one heck of a volunteer helper last week – @FLOTUS! https://t.co/BadclQds5G pic.twitter.com/86KY6el5RF
— CapHillClusterSchool (@CHCSPTA) March 3, 2016
Video via YouTube/Let’s Move