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Yesterday at P.S. 321 we held our 4th annual Walk-a-thon for a Healthy Planet. The entire school, all 1300+ students and staff, not to mention many, many parents and friends, took to the streets of Brooklyn's brownstone neighborhood of Park Slope, making our way around Prospect Park and back to the school. The students took pledges throughout the year which then subsequently are donated to various funds that are helping make the world a better place (this year Rain Forest Action Network, Lambi Fund of Haiti, and East New York Farms will receive the proceeds from the Walk-a-thon). Last year the students raised and donated $16,000!
For me, it always brings back all of those marching band memories because some of the faculty and parents (including me!) form a band that leads the 'parade.' It is always an impressive sight to see that many people walking through the streets of Brooklyn and snaking along the paths of Prospect Park, having a great time. Despite this being the coldest and cloudiest of the four Walk-a-thon's to date, it was (as always) an enjoyable, festive morning and one of the many reasons that P.S. 321 is such a special and unique place; and one of the many reasons I am fortunate and happy to be a teacher there.
(photo credits: by Joseph C. Phillips Jr., scenes from the 2010 P.S. 321 Walk-a-thon for a Healthy Planet)
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