Thursday, May 7, 2015

Multicultural Spring Fling Planning!

On Friday, May 1st, three students from our Spring Fling Planning Committee attended the Vermont Service Learning & Leadership Project’s Sharing Day.  The conference was held in Montpelier and brought together 11 schools from around Vermont who received service-learning grants through the Vermont Principals’ Association.  Each school had the opportunity to showcase the projects they have been working on.  

Our students presented about their work on planning our Multicultural Spring Fling on Friday, June 5th, highlighting positive outcomes of the project as well as challenges that arose along the way.  Our students also learned about the numerous other types of projects which ranged from building community gardens, reducing plastic water bottle waste, and the Best Buddies program which pairs together students with various abilities and disabilities in order to build understanding around disabilities.  Each group responded to questions about logistical and practical factors that made their projects possible in order to best enable other schools to carry out similar projects in the future.  Students enjoyed this opportunity and are eager to implement other service-learning projects that they learned about at this event.