Jimo Rural School Service Project: High School
The QAIS high school students went to Jimo on Friday, May 23. Although the focus of their trip was service, they had time to interact with the students who attend the rural school which is about 90 minutes drive from our school. It was a hot, sunny day, and our students would have been sweating even on a cool day. They weeded the Jimo garden, pruned and watered trees, and sanded the walls to prepare them for painting in one of the classrooms.
We began our day in small groups, interacting with the students who were let out of their classes to meet with us.
Our students learned drop crotch pruning techniques and pruned the school’s trees.
Sanding the walls of a classroom. The students had a choice to play or stay in the classroom. They sat and watched until Louisiana organized recess play for them.
Weeding the garden was hot work and the soil was hard and difficult to work.
At the end of the morning, the students lined up to go home for lunch. We went to KFC, returned to school and reflected about our day together. Thank you Mr. Chris, CAS Coordinator, for organizing this eye opening opportunity.