Who are you?
How do you see me?
How are we the same?
How are we different?
What can we learn from each other?
What can we share with each other?
How can we work together to protect the earth and make living conditions better?
These questions drive service learning at Trinity School. Through the School’s innovative Student Teacher Leadership Team (STLT), students are encouraged to find ways to exercise their responsibility to others and to meet the needs of their community. Each quarter, Kindergarten through Grade 5 students volunteer to participate based on each individual’s demonstrated initiative, interest, and prior service. This group is charged with assessing who needs our help and how to best engage with them. Students develop a service project from conception to implementation and communicate it to the entire student body, bringing the community together to fulfill the idea.
- Grade 5 produced reusable bags for the community to reduce plastic in the ocean
- Grade 4 made hygiene kits for people in Haiti
- Grade 3 researched more efficient thermostats for classrooms and purchased a rechargeable lawn mower for our field
- Preschool 3 and 4 year olds made gifts for each other from recyclable materials
- Every class made lunches for a local family shelter
- Every class collected shoes for Haiti as well as money
- Every class made learning games to share with our sister school in rural China
- Every class had a sustainability job to help make Trinity School greener