Students at Hurlbutt Elementary School in Weston planted 27 flats of pansies Tuesday in celebration of Earth Day.
"We have to keep the Earth healthy by not littering it," said Mia Sciarretta, a kindergartner in Patty Grenier's class. The students marched out class by class to plant pansies in different areas of the campus. Parents volunteered with each class as the students used trowels and their hands to dig small holes for the pansies. The dirt was flying as kids yelled "a worm!" every few minutes.
The pansies were purchased through the Horace Hurlbutt Memorial Fund, which provides money to beautify the school, said Principal Joanna Genovese. Teachers integrate Earth Day into their lessons with books on the environment and lessons about recycling.
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