Number of Participants: 40
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $676
Event Type: Environment
Date: April 28, 2022
Although Earth Day fell during spring break this year, the student council at Saw Mill Road Elementary School in the North Bellmore School District still wanted to do something good for their planet.
On April 28, fifth and sixth grade student leaders did some weeding in the garden in front of the school. Joined by Assistant Principal Daniel Madden, they spent some time removing weeds to help provide healthier soil, as well as more water and nutrients, for other plants in the garden such as tulips.
“This helps new plants to grow, which helps our ecosystem,” fifth grade Mia Quaranto said.
Kyrk Peponakis said he wanted to do his part to help the Earth, while Fizah Khan said small efforts to help the environment are for everyone’s benefit. James Canner explained that taking on this project sets an example for other students about the positive contributions they can make for their school.
“It shows the younger kids how we step into action,” James said.
Photo caption: Fifth grade student council members at Saw Mill Road Elementary School removed weeds from the front garden as an Earth Day project.
Photos courtesy of the North Bellmore School District