A group of Campbell sixth graders unveiled the fruit of their labor Monday.
"I was amazed at the great work Delphi Academy sixth grade students did, working with city staff and Bob Carlson, in creating a beautiful new sign for Edith Morley Park in Campbell," Campbell Vice Mayor Rich Waterman says.
He, as well as several other local city officials were at the official unveiling of the newly revamped Edith Morley Park sign Monday.
The project, one of five that Delphi Academy students have participated since the school's opening in the Orchard City consisted of the park's entrance sign being sanded and repainted by sixth graders, with the help of city staff and local businesses.
The Home Depot donated $80 of paint and Tony Lem & Sons donated the use of their crane, a $480 value.
"Community service is helping and making the community better to live in, nicer to look at, and making it the best we can," Delphi sixth grade student Anika said in her speech Monday afternoon. "After helping with this job of making a new park sign, I felt that I had done something useful and helpful to the community."
Delphi Academy Community Relations Director Kimi de Leonibus says that this project is just one of the ways students at the Campbell school impact their community.
"Community service is important to students and faculty at Delphi Academy," de Leonibus says. "Since we moved to Campbell from Santa Clara in June, we have been thrilled to find so many people who really care about the city and who are working to make a difference."
Other projects Delphi students have been involved with include:
- Great American Litter Pick-up,
- Painting the Campbell Historical Museum,
- Filling Campbell Park playgrounds with new bark,
- Filling Hyde Park playground with new bark
- The Morley Park sign.
Another class is currently working on the school's sixth project: designing and installing new irrigation and landscaping in a barren area at the Campbell Community Center, de Leonibus says.
"Learning by doing is one of the best ways to truly master and understand something," she says. "Additionally, contributing to the community at large brings a sense of belonging, responsibility and contribution."