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Getting a head start on spring cleaning

Students cover up graffiti, pick up garbage under Main Street bridge

Fifth graders from Ms. Ferreira's Walnut Grove Elementary School class recently took part in a service learning assignment. Teams of five students partnered to perform a project which would benefit the community and instill a sense of civic duty and community service.

Last Saturday Paige Sellick, Brett Walsh, Jacob Prado, Sloan Liu and Ricky Howell met under the Main Street bridge to cover graffiti. It took about an hour and they also picked up trash in the area.

The students were required to research the project, write a paper about the topic, and then make an oral presentation about what they learned.

--Emily West

Comments

Posted by G, a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 11, 2009 at 9:04 am

Good Job Kids! (and Ms. Ferreria) What an awesome learning experience for these kids. This is why I love Pleasanton; it's the pride in the community in which we live. Keep up the great work and may others see this (adults and kids alike) and do the same.

Thanks


Posted by Just a thought..., a resident of Downtown
on Feb 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Community service should probably be made an integral part of the curriculum for every grade level, especially for the middle and high schoolers. It'll enhance our youth's educational experience by helping others and instill in them the sense of responsibility for the greater good of the community.

Great work, Ms. Ferreria.


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