Students had fun getting their hands dirty in the Primrose Patch at Primrose School of Woodstock East last week for Earth Day. Master Gardener Barbara Schirmer talked with students about how it takes sun, water and soil for seeds to grow and discussed the importance of sustainability. Preschoolers created and decorated a recycled birdbath and recycled rain barrel.

“At Primrose, we believe who children become is as important as what they know. That’s why character development lessons are built into our curriculum,” said Christy Robbins, an education coach at the school. “As students learn about sustainability and caring for the planet, our Primrose Patch is transformed into an outdoor classroom. Our next project is going to be making fairy gardens, as well as dinosaur gardens. We are so excited!”

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