FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Wednesday afternoon, students at Northcrest Elementary participated in the Great American Cleanup.
Fourth and fifth grade students as well as staff cleaned up school property and the neighborhood surrounding the school.
The school said this is an extension of the school-wide project students have been working on all year: Northcrest’s World Garden.
“This year we wanted to involve our 4th and 5th graders in that instead and the reason we wanted to do that with students instead of adults is we really want to start to instill these good habits in our young kiddos about taking pride in our school and them taking pride in their homes, picking up trash, not littering in the first place. So, that’s why we wanted to have students involved with this,” said Principal Lindsay Amstuts.
The school said students have learned about community, acts of service, the environment and taking pride in the school and neighborhood as a part of this cleanup effort.