On Dec. 18, some 280 students at The Walker School in Cobb County -- in grades 1 through 5 -- participated in a “Day of Giving” in support of five local schools and nonprofit organizations (Powers Ferry Elementary School, Books for Africa, The Hope Center, Meals on Wheels, and the AFLAC Cancer Center at CHOA.)
As a part of its overall goal of building a well-rounded educational experience, the Cobb independent school encourages and provides opportunities for students to be active in community service projects.
Representatives from the organizations gathered with the Lower School community to receive the donations and share the impact that students' work has on their organization and people in need.
The projects serve other young people, new moms, and others in need:
1st / 3rd Grade – Book drive (with personalized notes and wrapping) for 80 first grade students at Powers Ferry Elementary School and more than 1,600 for Books for Africa. The students collected more than 1,900 books overall.
2nd Grade – The students made two dozen fleece blankets for patients at the AFLAC Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of CHOA for young patients.
4th Grade – Students wrote inspirational quotes and created more than 200 frames and 200 flowers with the messages for the nonprofit, Meals on Wheels, for sick and elderly patients.
5th Grade – Made 100 baby burp cloths to be given to fill "blessing bags,” distributed by The Hope Center for new moms
About The Walker School
Located in Cobb County, The Walker School is one of Metro Atlanta’s top-ranked independent schools, providing a classic liberal arts education for students in Cobb and surrounding counties. Walker prepares young people for college and life by balancing a personalized curriculum with a challenging “STEAM” academic program and opportunities in fine arts, languages, research and athletics.
In 2013, 100 percent of graduating students were accepted to college. Seventeen percent received National Merit recognition and 76 percent scored 3-plus on AP exams.
Founded in 1957, the school today serves more than 980 students, building critical thinking in students ages three to 18. Walker offers Preschool (Early learners, Pre-K & K), Lower School (1st – 5th), Middle School (6th – 8th) and Upper School (9th – 12th). For more information, visit www.thewalkerschool.org or call (678) 581-0478.