B.E.A.R. Club teaches students importance of reducing, reusing and recycling 

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North Attleborough elementary students participating in a bottle cap activity led by the B.E.A.R. Club. Courtesy photo/North Attleborough Public Schools
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Superintendent John Antonucci and Curriculum/Title I and IIA Director Corinne Brems announced that North Attleborough elementary students are receiving important lessons about reducing, reusing and recycling from the North Attleborough High School B.E.A.R. Club. 

On Friday, Feb. 2, 30 members of the B.E.A.R. (Beautifying, Enhancing, Art, and Recycling) Club visited third-grade classrooms throughout the district to deliver informative, fun and engaging lessons on reducing, reusing and recycling. 

The visit kicked off the B.E.A.R. Club’s new six-week initiative where members will visit every third, fourth and fifth-grade class in the district to discourage overconsumption and wasting items that could be recycled or reused. 

During their first visit, the club shared a presentation about the benefits of reducing, reusing and recycling. The B.E.A.R. Club then revisited the third-grade classroom on Friday, Feb. 9, to lead an activity for students that reinforced the messages from the lesson they were taught during the previous week. As part of the activity, students explored reusing and repurposing bottle caps to make special Valentine’s Day cards. 

“The B.E.A.R. Club’s new initiative provides our high school students who are passionate about recycling the opportunity to share that message with our younger students,” Antonucci said. “All of our younger students look up to our high schoolers, so them being the ones who taught this lesson will surely leave a lasting impact on elementary school students. We thank them for their work and look forward to seeing them visit our other grade levels.” 

Added Brems, “These visits were not only a great chance for students to interact and learn from one another, but they also featured hands-on activities that connected with our current curriculum standards and our Social Emotional Learning competencies. I would like to thank Roosevelt School Principal Jeannine Magliocco for helping coordinate this initiative.” 

The B.E.A.R. Club will be visiting fourth-grade classrooms this week and fifth-grade classrooms in early March.