The kindergartners cavorted in the background. That’s what kindergartners ought to do, after all: cavort, maybe caper. The occasional gambol.
The more serious-minded and fully grown students– the second-graders– were busy working another part of the Kermit R Booker Sr. Ingenious Elementary School field, where 4 box gardens– embellished S, T, E, M for science, technology, engineering, and math– occupied one corner of the field.
There, volunteers from UNLV for the school’s Day of Service, in conjunction with volunteers from the Develop a Change organization, revealed the second-grade class ways to plant seeds that would turn into vegetables the kids would ultimately take house, and hopefully, while doing so, begin a foundation of healthy eating.
The six trainees who went to Booker Elementary Sept. 29 belonged to the Rebel Service Day, a once-per-semester volunteer getaway that this fall saw 115 students, professors and personnel combine to serve at 10 different non-profit websites in Las Vegas for 230 social work hours.