SCRAP’ing with the Elementary School

The Delphian Elementary School went on a very exciting field trip recently to SCRAP in Portland, Oregon. SCRAP stands for School Community Reuse Action Project. SCRAP was started by a group of school teachers who all had the same goal to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.  SCRAP collects donations of things people don’t need anymore and classifies them so other people can find and buy them for their projects. The Delphian School students toured the entire SCRAP operation and even got to tour the warehouse. They were also able to buy recycled materials that they could then use to build or make new things.  Student Chloe Rodgers bought different kinds of fabric to make a shawl. The next day she came to school with her shawl made from only the recycled materials from SCRAP. She said, “I loved this trip so much and I can’t wait to go back to get more things for more projects!” Elementary School Supervisor Javier Montalvo said, “The students loved this trip to SCRAP because it got them thinking about how something new could be made by recycling something old and how that could greatly help the environment.” Article written by Upper School Student Ivana Montalvo Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series researched and written by Delphian School students. Each student’s educational program involves real-world application of what they learn in the classroom. Learn more about this aspect of the unique education offered at Delphian.

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