Over 400 community members attended Walnut Grove Public School's first annual family science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) night as part of its fifth year anniversary celebration on May 8. Students, staff and community members were introduced to and participated in a variety of STEAM activities, including building rockets and catapults, coding robots, composing music, designing textiles, wood-working, eco booth and more.
The event was sponsored by a School Council Parent Reaching Out (PRO) Grant and included a various STEAM prizes for the raffle at the end of the night. Parents and community members enjoyed the activities thoroughly and expressed their excitement about the power of STEAM education.
In fostering environmental stewardship, global citizenship and social justice, the Eco Booth hosted representatives from SEVA Food Bank in Malton to recognize the new partnership established through the school's summer growing project and 'Harvest Share' in the fall. Parents took away tomato seedlings to grow and bring a basket of the harvest back for the food bank.
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