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20130419 AGAPE recycling project AF  0041MISSION — Agape Christian School from kindergarten through sixth-grade created informational posters, towers and robots all with recycled materials from their homes as part of an Earth Day activity titled “Our Planet, Our Earth.”

Earth Day, nationally recognized on Monday, helped charge the campus-wide event. The campus’s main hallway was decorated with posters and projects made from recycled newspapers, milk jugs, cans, paint and cardboard.

Fourth-grader Alicia Gomez said recycling could help save the planet.

“For the projects, you take what you have and recycle it,” Alicia said. “It’s better than buying all new stuff.”

Students showed off their recycled wind chimes and craft stations. Sixth-grader Joshua Billman said his poster used multiple Sprite cans. He wanted to make his project pop out, something to catch the eye. Fourth-graders, Astrid Canals and Zarahy Campos created a four-foot cardboard Empire State Building with two other classmates.

“We made the empire state building…we wanted to make it feel like a real building,” Astrid said. “What we decided to do was design the building with new things. We added giant water bottles used for other storing water, and we used old paint that was about to run out.”

From the oldest to the youngest student, each explained the project was created to learn about the importance of taking care of the planet.

Fifth-grader Subash Jagadeesan has a role in the Principal Cabinet, a collection of older students who designate what activities will be held for the school. He explained the event opened up creativity and was less fuss for parents.

“There were some projects that were really huge and some that were small, it made students use their brains and imagination,” Subash said. “It was easy to do because it’s more of a hassle buying stuff for projects. They used items they had left over in their home.”

Agape Christian School Director Jane Eason said this was the first time the students took on a project like this, and they enjoyed their time participating. She added it was a fun project to do before testing, which started on Tuesday.

“We are doing this for environmental awareness,” Eason said. “We are teaching our students to take care of God’s creation…and I think that is important.”

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