Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School third-graders have made recycling their Project of Passion, and they led an assembly on January 24 to educate other students about why it's important.
The main message of their assembly was that we are all on this planet together, so together we should help keep it clean and healthy. The students opened their presentation with a Mayan saying that means "I am you, you are me; we are one." They ended it with a sign language performance of "This Land is Your Land." In between they shared shocking facts about waste and pollution, and sang a song about ways we can reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Every grade level has a Project of Passion, a service-oriented project that they work on throughout the year. Through education, third-graders encourage the entire school community to recycle and make more sustainable choices.
Each grade level also presents at least one assembly each year. They are amazing opportunities for students to share what they are learning in class and to practice speaking and performing in front of others.