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Over 200 Hours Contributed to the Community by Lower School Students
Over 200 Hours Contributed to the Community by Lower School Students
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On April 25, young students participated in the second annual Lower School Half Day of Service. The students gave back to the community by participating in projects such as a Food Bank Drive for senior citizens who are home-bound, planting sweet peas and delivering them to the neighbors, and visiting the Pingree School and reading to the children at the school. The students contributed 200 hours toward community service in one afternoon.
On April 25, young students participated in the second annual Lower School Half Day of Service. The students gave back to the community by participating in projects such as a Food Bank Drive for senior citizens who are home-bound, planting sweet peas and delivering them to the neighbors, and visiting the Pingree School and reading to the children at the school. The students contributed 200 hours toward community service in one afternoon.

Half Day of Service is an extension of Rowland Hall’s service learning program, which is grounded in the Ethical Education curriculum. Rowland Hall believes that no education is complete without commitment to making a better person and to making the community a better place. Rowland Hall’s Upper School launched a Half Day of Service eleven years ago with the hope that we would see our students develop a sense of ethics and commitment to community. The positive effects have extended beyond the years at school as our graduates continue to work in non-profits and volunteer in our local community or wherever they live in the world.