Leicester Central students prepare for Global Eco Community Festival

LEICESTER — The fifth- and sixth-graders of Leicester Central School have been working hard on their Global-Eco Community Festival that will take place this Thursday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the school. The public is invited to the event.
The Global-Eco Community Festival will highlight the dynamics of cultural and environmental diversity. The festival will help foster a greater awareness and appreciation for the diversity that exists throughout our world.
It will include interactive and educational exhibitions, ethnic cuisine, arts and crafts, and more.
The work that the students did to prepare for the festival included doing research and writing essays on global issues, removing invasive species from school property, using local materials — newspapers — to make baskets, painting landscapes of places around the world, going to the Vermont International Festival to see more of what a global festival is like, and recruiting relevant organizations to take part in the festival.
Students will be selling handmade items to support organizations that address global issues.
Organizations that will present include The Boma Project, Foxcroft Farm of Leicester, Vermont SWEEP (State-Wide Environmental Education Programs), VEEP (Vermont Energy Education Program), SunCommon, Lake Champlain Basin Program, Addison County Solid Waste Management, and 350vt.org.
LEICESTER STUDENTS JOSEPHINE LAROCK and Nichole Racine show off some of the research they did on global issues.

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