From the There’s So Much Good Going On in Harford County Public Schools Department, there’s a special pride, as there is at most schools, at Southampton Middle School in Bel Air.
The difference is that the object of pride at Southampton is in a Pride Patch students made, with the help of a $5,000 grant, out of an unused spot between the school and its parking lot.
The green space, funded by Martin Marietta Materials in Churchville, can be used as an outdoor classroom while maintaining another environmentally friendly spot at the school, which has already been designated a Maryland Green School.
“I like to show students that working hard with your hands isn’t mindless and can leave a place better than you found it,” Jim Pritchard, the eighth grade science teacher in charge of the project, was quoted as saying in Friday’s Aegis pp&t story about the Pride Patch.
That’s not only a good lesson for all students, but also a source of pride for all of us.