Diamond Hill Elementary Creates School Learning Garden on “Big Dig Day”
Diamond Hill Elementary School, in partnership with REAL School Gardens and more than 200 volunteers from Wells Fargo, celebrated a new learning environment for their school with their “Big Dig Day” event April 12. The group installed a learning garden and students participated in art activities to be placed in the garden.
REAL School Gardens, a national program with an office in Fort Worth, creates learning gardens to help students succeed. They work with hundreds of volunteers to build learning gardens in low-income elementary schools in just one day. They also provide teacher training to improve student engagement and academic achievement.
REAL School Gardens has created partnerships with more than 100 schools across the country to positively impact students learning. The Diamond Hill Elementary School learning garden will provide real life experiences and environments where learning can come alive for all students. The learning garden is aligned with Fort Worth ISD’s 100X25FWTX goal of ensuring 100% of third-graders reading on grade level or above by the 2025. The garden will be used across content areas to help make learning come alive, to inspire writers, and to help students extend their learning in all grade levels.