Earth Day at North Branch is a day where the entire school community comes together. Students, teachers, and family members support each other, cheer on friends, celebrate the outdoors, and learn how we can better take care of our planet.
The weather was perfect to kick-off North Branch’s Earth Day celebration with the annual mile run. Some students ran around the grass field, and older students had the option of running on the school road. The one thing that was consistent no matter where or how fast participants ran was how much fun everyone had. After enjoying the traditional strawberry shortcake, students rotated in groups to plant trees, play Oh Deer! (a game that teaches about population growth and decline), and hear the Middle Schoolers’ Trash Talk: a discussion of the school’s lunch waste and how to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Katrien also presented Charlotte with a dogwood tree that was planted in her honor. Newly-named Head of School, Smith Coleman, joined Maggie and a few pairs of Book Buddies to make sure the tree got a good start in its new home.
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