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RPS Aug 16 2016

Rock Point Garden Provides Adventure, Learning and Engagement

RPS Aug 16 2016On another warm day in the Rock Point garden, students in our Cultivations program seed lettuce that should be up in a few weeks, adding to the wealth of our harvest that we can serve at lunch. Next, we weed out a bed, trellis the scarlet runner beans up the teepee in the middle of the circle garden, and pick some potato beetles off of our poor potato plants. As the day begins to heat up, we head down towards the water, where some students carve spoons in the shade, others swim in the lake, and a couple of students cast their rods in to the bay to go fishing.

In the afternoon, as a rainstorm breaks the humidity, the building hums with students busily tending to academics. They earn credit by writing essays with our English teacher close by for assistance; creating projects based on what they’ve learned in their morning gardening class; and taking a self-paced language course they’ve always wanted to learn. Students will emerge from the session more confident, equipped with skills and experience, and ready to engage with their coming school year to the best of their abilities.

RPS Aug 16b 2016This is just a glimpse into the many days of adventure, learning, and hands-on engagement that our students are exposed to at Rock Point School, year-round. We have openings for fall, and would love to see if we are a match for your student! Contact Hillary Kramer at (802) 863-1104 or hkramer@rockpoint.org

 

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