Local elementary students took the classroom to the community


By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho - A hundred students, from three year old preschoolers all the way up to fifth graders, took their learning from the classroom right out into the community.

Third graders from Lighthouse Christian School picked up trash on the walking trail to the Evel Knievel Ramp.

3rd Grader Jacob Yost said, “Hopefully it will help the woods to be cleaner, and more people can start visiting it. Because most people that stay here go, I don't wanna be here any more, 'cause it's all garbage.”

Fourth and fifth grade students from Lighthouse boxed up lunches and served them at the Twin Falls Salvation Army; first and second graders made the rounds at Harmon Park, making sure the grounds were litter-free.

1st Grader Clair Hunsaker said, “We should keep our world clean so nobody can leave trash out. Because you should never leave trash because it can get really dirty.”

The principal of the elementary students at Lighthouse Christian School says waiting until kids are in junior high before getting them involved in community service, is just too late.

She says doing community service projects in grade school, helps the kids to feel like they're part of their community now, as well as enabling them to already make it better.

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