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Water Walk Leads to Empathy

In late September, the entire sixth grade took the day from their normal studies to learn about the global water crisis and its effects on children around the world. To help gain a deeper understanding of what others experience on a daily basis, the students carried two gallons of water over a mile across campus on Tuesday, October 8. Beginning on the Rosenberg Green, the sixth grade trekked over to the duck pond, where they filled up one of their empty jugs with water. They then looped back across campus, did a couple of laps around the track, and headed to Roots Farm where they gave the water to flowers and crops.

In addition to the experiential learning, students also worked to raise money to benefit the Ugandan Water Project. The sixth grade raised enough money to create a rainwater collection system and supply water filters to a school in Uganda.