At Carver, this specialization is being extended to a place where you may least expect it -- the playground! Carver Elementary and Bulluck Elementary are partnering with PlayWorks, an organization that provides a "recess coach" to conduct daily activities that promote both physical fitness and social-emotional learning. Playworks also collaborates with schools to train upper-elementary students as "junior coaches" who will lead their younger peers in recess games.
The students at Carver Elementary have also been involved with the Pinetops Community Garden. The garden is a collaboration between several area churches, the Conetoe Family Life Center, Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, educators, and numerous residents throughout the community. Volunteers have held cooking classes and donated many pounds of food to local families.
Want to learn more about the exciting efforts underway at Carver and in Pinetops? Contact Carver Elementary School principal Shannon Castillo!