Students in Long Beach High School’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Program participated in a “Day of Service” on April 16. Just in time for Earth Day, the juniors dedicated themselves to outdoor work, environmental initiatives and outreach projects that will benefit others.
IB Diploma candidates could be found engaging in many activities throughout morning and afternoon sessions. Some cleaned up the area near the pond, while others painted benches and planted flowers. Inside the building, students continued their ecological efforts as they collected and sanitized old mascara wands for donation to the Wands for Wildlife program. The items will eventually be used to remove fly eggs and larva from the fur of wild animals. Another endeavor was the introduction of the school’s first Upcycle and Recycle closet, which provides a drop off and pick up location for gently used clothing and school supplies.
Additionally, students gathered in the library and prepared sandwiches for the Long Beach Soup Kitchen, collected items for military care packages and made cards for the Confetti Foundation to distribute to children who are ill. They also created coloring books for the district’s elementary schools portraying what it means to be from the “City by the Sea.” Special thanks go to the staff members and students who donated supplies and time to help make these activities successful.
1: IB juniors made cards for the Confetti Foundation during the Day of Service.
2: IB Diploma candidates cleaned up and beautified the outdoor area near the school pond.
Photos courtesy of Long Beach Public Schools