Grade 3 Collects 118 Pounds of Pop Tabs for Charity
Ensworth's Grade 3 students partner with Ronald McDonald House each year by collecting pop tabs from aluminum beverage cans. This year, our students collected 188 pounds!
Service Learning at Ensworth is woven into the student experience at each grade level. To foster a spirit of service, we provide opportunities for students to experience the joy of making a positive impact on their community. The Grade 3 service project starts in early fall with students learning about what Ronald McDonald House does, followed by a promotional campaign for the school community to bring in the tabs. Children create and hang posters around the school and encourage their fellow students and families to contribute.
To learn every step of the way, the Grade 3 students collect and consolidate the tabs, weigh them in Science class with Mr. Bond, and then help load an Ensworth van for transport to the local Ronald McDonald House. The charity then gathers all donated pop tabs to recycle for cash.
It takes about 1,200 pop tabs to equal one pound, so Ensworth collected over 140,000 individual tabs. Way to go, Grade 3!