And they’re off! On October 17th, 141 students from Avon Old Farms and Miss Porter’s School took to the roads of Hartford on an adventure of service learning with a little bit of friendly competition.
Over the course of a school day, the freshman students along with chaperones, divided into twelve teams, loaded into mini buses and visited sites around the city to lend a helping hand. The students did anything from serving lunch at Community Meals, to painting walls at local schools, to helping run a bingo game at Plimpton House. In between volunteering, they stopped in at local arts and history spots such as the Mark Twain House.
Teams gained points based on their enthusiasm and how well they performed their tasks. To add even more to their Hartford experience, extra credit points were given to teams who visited designated landmarks or restaurants around the city. The event culminated in a celebration at the Downtown Branch of the Hartford Public Library where lunch was served and winners announced. It just goes to show how much good can be done in one day!