Service Learning is a big part of what we do here at Far Hills Country Day School. Our Service Learning Team currently includes 17 Grade 5–8 students. However, Service Learning isn't limited to this group. They work with the entire school on a variety of projects, including Service Learning Day, which took place on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
During Service Learning Day, our community came together to support a number of our partner organizations.
At the station set up to support VNA Adult Day Care Center, students and their families made Valentine's Day cards for seniors.
At the station set up to support Grow A Row, students and their families planted herbs and lettuce seeds, with the goal of transplanting the plants to our on-campus garden this spring. The food grown there will help Nourish NJ.
At the station set up to support Mane Stream, students and their families made horse treats.
There were two stations for Nourish.NJ: at one, students and families made 60 toiletry bags and at the other, they made 125 lunches.
The "syrup on the stack of pancakes," so to speak, would be our incredible Falcon Dads and Grandfathers. This amazing group (pictured below) kept all of our volunteers well-fed through all of the activities.
Service Learning teaches empathy, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills, and gives our students a chance to apply what they are learning in the classroom to the world around them. We're proud of the Service Learning work we do at Far Hills!