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New Additions to Our Frontier

By
Elise Garza,   Frontier Elementary School
Play:
Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods, Student Leadership,  Teamwork

By partnering with Fuel Up to Play 60 our school has been able to put extra emphasis on agriculture and healthy eating. With the Fuel Up to Play 60 grant money we purchased a variety of fruit trees that the students teamed up to plant. The trees include guava, avocado, jaboticaba, banana, and mulberry. Students used teamwork and leadership skills to evaluate the best location for the trees based on spacing, drainage, sun exposure, and other terrain factors. The students and teachers are eager to see the trees grow and for the years of harvesting to come. We plan to use the fruit in combination with dairy products, like yogurt, to make smoothies for a breakfast snack item at our school.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

This Play will last for years and years to come. Students will be able to experience naturally harvested fruit at our school for a long time.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Students and teachers worked together to decide the best trees for our environment and also the best locations to plant them. Teachers supervised while the students took the lead and planted the trees.