A Berry Special Day for Children...
2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the Strawberry Festival, a community event in Durham, NC, that supports Central Park School for Children. That's a decade of chopping berries, painting signs and spearing juicy lemons with spicy peppermint sticks.
These activities and more are all done to the tune of fantastic local artists, only to be slightly drowned out by the shrieking children as they try to dunk their favorite CPSC staff member in the dunking booth.
We hope you'll join us in this sweet, chaotic bliss as we celebrate this special anniversary year!
Central Park School for Children, a tuition-free public charter school, is committed to nurturing and guiding the natural eagerness of each child to explore, grow, and relate to others. The school is founded on three principles:
- children are naturally full of life, power and confidence
- the best available research should guide our methods
- children develop best in a community where curiosity, challenges, and learning are valued
The school is creating a community of partners to guide, cherish and be amazed by the children.
The 2013 Strawberry Festival supported project based learning and integrated arts at CPSC, including supporting a matching grant for a collaborative dance program for selected upper grade CPSC and Bethesda Elementary School students led by Gaspard and Dancers dance company.
Thanks to Satsuki "Sunshine" Scoville for the great photos!