Service Day: A Learning Experience for Freshmen

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In heart of Spirit Week, the Upper School students gave back to the Buffalo Community. For the freshmen, advisories were split into groups and divided among five service activities. 

One of the groups, went to Squaw Island Park with the Re-Tree organization. They spent their mornings grooming trees that were planted after the October Storm in 2007. A different group went to The Foundry/Northampton Community Garden. At the community garden, they planted and took care of the plants. Another group went to the Tifft Nature Preserve. The students cleaned and prepared trees for the winter. At the Glenwood Avenue Urban Farm, they built wooden flower beds. After they built them, the advisory group placed soil and flowers in the beds. At the final service spot, the ArtSpace Community Garden, students helped take care of beds that couldn’t be taken care of. These beds were planted right across from an apartment building that housed working artisans. The food grown in the beds helped to feed them.

In retrospect, going and doing service work was something to really feel good about. By helping and caring for our community, I really think it made this Homecoming worthwhile. I think I speak for the freshmen class when I say that helping our community was an amazing way to end the week and we should all feel good about that.

By Hanna Dobbs ’18

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