St. Andrew’s School has been awarded $350 in grant funding from the Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation to be utilized for the school’s outdoor learning space and garden project. The learning space, created four years ago, continues to expand into an area where students work and play on a daily basis.
The garden area has been used to grow vegetables for the school’s lunch provider, teach students agriculture concepts, and promote good nutrition and exercise. The additional dollars from the GFB Foundation will be used to expand the hands-on learning opportunities across all disciplines.
“The school garden is a perfect tool to provide hands-on opportunities for math, science, language arts and so much more,” said Dr. Kelley Waldron, Head of School. “A concept that may be too abstract in the classroom can truly come alive in the outdoor classroom.”
St. Andrew’s, an independent college preparatory school dedicated to personalized student development, strives to develop engaged, well-rounded individuals by inspiring a passion for knowledge, a commitment to personal integrity and a deepened social consciousness within a supportive educational community.