BRONZEVILLE — The 400-plus students at Ludwig Van Beethoven Elementary School will soon be able to do more than play outside during recess and gym.
Students will now be able to plant seeds and care for the school's Community Learning Garden.
A 10 a.m. Thursday ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at Beethoven, 25 W. 47th St., for the new outdoor garden located behind the school next to its playlot.
It's an event Beethoven Principal Shirrie Jackson said was long overdue.
"The harsh winter is finally over, and we look forward to many sunny days ahead, and the close of the school year" with this new garden, Jackson said.
She added that the garden would also provide an opportunity for students to learn about urban agriculture.
Jackson said the last event of the school year would be the June Jamboree, which will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 5.
"Our Jamboree is a fun-filled day of student activities in recognition of our students’ hard work throughout the school year," Jackson said. "Our activities will include many indoor and outdoor student activities, educational games for all grade levels, parent workshops, guest speakers, free health clinic services, food, prizes and a nutritional demonstration for our entire school community."
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