Earth Week: Buddies & Building Community

Published On: April 19th, 2023 | Categories: In The Classroom |


A number of the Earth Week activities across campus are Buddy Activities. The Buddy program pairs students at different grade levels together for learning activities and plenty of fun. It provides big buddies with leadership opportunities and teaches patience. Little buddies gain confidence and feel a strong sense of community, a sense of place and a deep sense of belonging.

This special Buddy Activity connected seventh graders with their first grade little buddies. They headed over to the Pollinator Garden on campus to weed the gardens and spent the afternoon planting together. Enjoy the video below to see the teamwork in action!

Building relationships with new children each year contributes to the social and emotional well-being of each member of our Powhatan community, and we feel strongly that this is an essential part of all children’s education.

The buddy program is one more example of how we live our mission: We learn not for school, but for LIFE.