As part of the Building Respectful Communities and R.A.I.S.E initiative in the North Andover Schools (Respect, Achievement, Inclusion, Service, and Empathy), students at the Sargent Elementary School were asked to show Respect for their school by giving Service to it. On Saturday, September 22, over 30 scouts, students and parents joined together to clean-up and beautify the school grounds.
Participants picked-up litter and sticks, pulled weeds from gardens and sidewalks, swept and shoveled pine needles and sand from parking lots, planted shrubs, and decorated with seasonal flowers and corn stalks. A group of scouts also cleared brush from the school’s Woodland Study Area, a forested area adjacent to the school used as an outdoor classroom to supplement the science curriculum.
Local businesses also contributed to the clean-up effort, including Peter Breen, Sudbury Taylor Rental, and Taki’s Pizza. This was a great Achievement for the students and community.