BMHS Pridetime Reporter
With the idea of making the garden a more useful space, the Future Project directed by Carrie Sangiovanni organized the Harvest Pop-up Party on Friday morning during lunch shifts with the help of Ms. Peckham, health teacher of McMahon, to bring awareness to the garden area of Brien McMahon, and to get students and faculty members outside the building to enjoy the space.
“During the winter we have to prepare our garden for the upcoming season. But come spring we plant fruits and vegetables to donate for the cafeteria. Many students enjoy taking a break from school to get fresh air and see their effort grow.” Said Brien McMahon’s Health teacher and member of The BMHS Garden Club, Mrs.Peckham.
Inspired by Thanksgiving, Brien McMahon has set up an activity for all students passing by to write what they are thankful for on a leaf cut out and posting it to the tree on the two main windows in the front area of the building.
The Future Project will be creating events during the lunch shifts in the Garden, with various themes to encourage students to participate in the activities. Many students can either socialize, play outdoor games, and eat or study.
“I enjoy getting a break after spending a few hours in class, it’s nice to get a breath of fresh air” Said a Sophomore at Brien McMahon.
Many students at McMahon have complained since the removal of our vending machines last year. Students at Brien McMahon will now have access to a mobile snack cart that will be stationed outside the garden area of the school each time an event in the garden occurs. This will also quick transactions for students to grab a bite to eat and still be on time to their destination.
“It’s important for children to have food in their stomach to provide energy throughout the day. Sometimes kids skip breakfast and have a hard time focusing until lunch. Hopefully with the new idea of a mobile food cart, this will allow students to purchase a snack and spend their time and energy focusing on their studies,” said a Junior who confirm that is hard to get something to eat in such a small amount of time.