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D.C. kids rap about 'awesome' school (VIDEO)

Tuesday - 8/28/2012, 11:21am  ET

WASHINGTON - For years now, adults have been trying to get the message across to kids that they should stay in school. But the students at Benjamin Orr Elementary School in Southeast D.C. have a tactic that may be a bit more effective.

NBC Washington reports the kids came to school on Saturdays, donned their uniforms and participated in making an "Our School is Awesome" rap video, which was produced by a local company.

The song features the students waxing poetic about the awesomeness of their school, teachers and principal. And one fourth-grader drops a little knowledge about how to succeed in the classroom:

"Proficiency don't happen mysteriously; we take math and reading very seriously; like a dinosaur we study hard core; when we step through the door we get challenged some more. "

You can learn more about the video's creation by listening to the school's principal after the song ends and reading more in the credits on YouTube.

Check out the video below:

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