Members of the St. Paul’s School community worked together on Wednesday, May 29, to make the Sixth Form/Sparks Outreach Day a success. SPS Sparks, an alumni group dedicated to sparking ideas, communications, and activities, teamed up with the Sixth Form and faculty members for the third straight year to work side-by-side on School beautification and trail maintenance. Volunteers also lent their assistance to the Merrimack County Conservation District, New Hampshire Audubon, and ORIS Fresh Start Farms.
“All of the work our students do during this outreach day will have a lasting impact,” says Kathy Taylor, community outreach program director at SPS. “It’s also a way for students and faculty to select projects they are interested in and work together one last time in a new capacity.”
The work that took place on the grounds of SPS this year included the Lower School Pond Trail Improvement project, which will continue next year with the goal of making the trail usable for those with mobility challenges. The Community Outreach Office, Environmental Stewardship group, and the Facilities Department collaborate on the planning to ensure the project groups can make the most significant impact possible during the outreach day.