The Upper School’s Interact Club, modeled as a junior Rotary, set its sights on our own Little School for a very “hands-on” service project. Over the final weeks of school, club members dedicated their extra time to a restoration and beautification project of The Little School’s playground, starting with a hand and fingerprint art installation that is sure to brighten up the playground for years to come!
At Savannah Country Day, each student lives by the motto, Service Through Knowledge and Character. That’s why community service is an essential component in the education of each Savannah Country Day student.
Service learning gives students the chance to see beyond themselves and their close-knit families and groups of friends to see the larger world of which they are a part. Community service experience also serves to reinforce what is learned in the classroom.
But service isn’t a requirement. It’s an expectation. And our students never fail to meet that expectation. Whether it’s organizing a blood drive and then lining up to donate, or traveling over spring break to build houses with Habitat for Humanity, our students treat their community service commitments with the same determination and professionalism that they treat their studies.
And just as the rewards reaped from diligent study and high academic performance are many, so are those reaped from helping others. Perhaps even greater, if you ask our students.