Mallinckrodt Academy would like to express how happy we are to have a partnership with Gateway Greening. Our outdoor garden space is an extension of the classroom where students and teachers have the opportunity to explore nature through all the four seasons and have a great time doing so.
This school year we’ve started some new initiatives and our outdoor garden space fits in beautifully. We’ve also had a number of environmental activities that work well with our outdoor space. KidsGROW, a Fontbonne University led program, brought in volunteers who created hands-on activities to help students understand the importance of a healthy diet. We have also created an after school garden club were students have an opportunity to learn about several different components of Earth Science. It is also very common to see our students, teachers, and parent volunteers outside enjoying our space.
None of these activities/programs would be possible without our number one fan, parent, and Gateway Greening Educator, Mrs. Punita Patel. She is incredible! She has created a wonderful and positive buzz within our school and has provided tremendous support to our Mallinckrodt team. Gateway Greening has been a wonderful addition to our school community.
-DeAndre Thomas, Principal