Magician brings valuable lesson to young students

The students at Rimbey Elementary School were treated to a magical morning when Steve Harmer stopped by to visit.

Steve Harmer from Motivational Magic entertained the children with his show

Steve Harmer from Motivational Magic entertained the children with his show

The students at Rimbey Elementary School were treated to a magical morning when Steve Harmer stopped by to visit.

Steve Harmer from Motivational Magic entertained the children with his show, Be a Bucket Filler last Tuesday.

The magician, who brought with him a number of brightly coloured plastic buckets and produced several other props during his presentation. He spoke to the children about the importance of showing kindness and caring to others; characteristics which when exercised, filled people’s buckets.

“Every time we show kindness and caring it comes back,” Harmer explained to the children. “Think win/win. If you fill someone else’s bucket, your bucket gets filled, too.”

The charismatic magician said everyone needs to have their buckets filled and everyone can learn to be a bucket filler.

“It doesn’t matter how old you are,” he said. “Say something kind, smile, or say thank you. And remember you can never go on a holiday from kindness and caring.”

Harmer managed to hold the children’s attention while giving his motivational message by adding a little magic to the show, including producing Charlie the Dove, seemingly out of nowhere. He assured the students the dove was a real bird, even allowing some little ones in the front row to feel its feathers, which seemed very real, indeed.

He also turned a regular sized scarf into a scarf that seemed endless and performed a number of other tricks that truly seemed magical. A few of the children were selected from the audience to participate in the show, which added to the fun.