In response to a presentation by visiting Montessori students from Maryland, the adolescent students at Hershey Montessori School’s Huntsburg, Ohio campus have taken the initiative to organize a whole-school walk for water.
On Wednesday, May 28th, the entire school will participate in an event that not only raises awareness and funds for children in West Africa’s Azawak region who have very little resources, but also raises their own awareness about resources in their local community.
The Elementary and Adolescent students will meet up in a local park and do a long distance walk on a bike trail that will be sponsored by friends and family to raise funds for Amman Imman’s project. Primary children continue their water awareness work and will collect coins in a giant water bottle in support of their walking the school perimeter. Young Child Community students (ages 12 – 30 months) will walk the eleven acres back to the school pond.
Everyone will meet up at the pond where all the students will celebrate the blessings of their own water resources by having a drink of fresh water when they get there!
Many thanks to head of school Paula Leigh-Doyle for keeping us informed!
“I love the fact that they whole-school is united while working toward a collective project that is for the benefit of others (specifically children)," says Paula.