Green Apple Day of Service

JPA recently participated in a Green Apple Day of Service at Chadwick Elementary School in Baltimore County. Since the school’s playground was going to be out of commission during construction of a new school, several of the project design team members got together to build a natural playground and outdoor learning space for the kids.  Scouring second hand stores, collecting donations, pre-building items, and donating food and snacks all went towards the day’s activities of installing birdhouses and painting rocks; building tree stump/logs seats, sorting tables, tree benches, and gadget/musical instrument boards to engage kids of all ages.  The project team and principal, teachers, students and community who joined in on the fun were thrilled with the results, and the school’s principal remarked, “We had to set a few boundaries with students about standing/jumping on the stumps, but otherwise there have just been lots of smiles and laughs as students explore the new area!”