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Forsyth Community Service Project

Posted by Steve Hall on May 31

Fifth-grade students at Forsyth School in St. Louis, MO learned about clean water access and usage, both at home and around the world. Through curricular experiences, guest speaker Dr. Daniel Giammar, Professor of Environmental Engineering Director at Washington University, and a visit to the Chain of Rocks Water Treatment facility, students learned about how water has connections to so many areas of our lives.

This knowledge became the inspiration for Grade 5’s community service project through H2O for Life, which offers a service-learning opportunity designed to engage, educate, and inspire youth to take action to solve the global water crisis by raising awareness and funds to support the implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene education projects for global partner schools. This year’s project supported a school in Honduras.

After an announcement at an All-School Assembly, fifth graders visited Morning Meetings in each classroom to share their learning with the younger grades. On May 14, Forsyth students, faculty, and staff were encouraged to bring a dollar to support this project, and Grade 5 students were stationed at our school’s entry locations to collect dollars.

“Our goal was to raise $400 and the total amount collected was nearly $1,400! We are so grateful for our supportive and generous Forsyth community!”

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