Third-year participating in world-wide event.
For the third year in a row, Belmont After School Enrichment Collaborative (BASEC) students at the Chenery Middle School and Burbank Elementary School participated in the global Pinwheels for Peace project. Students created pinwheels with drawings and words of peace and on Sept. 21, International Peace Day they joined millions of other children around the world to "plant the pinwheels" and create an outdoor art installation. BASEC students created more than 300 pinwheels, and as the wind blew their thoughts of peace were spread in Belmont and throughout the world.
Students from the town's four elementary schools and middle school participated.
Nearly 100 Belmont public school students joined the Belmont After School Enrichment Collaborative in its week long, full-day camp last week. Students from kindergarten through 8th grade from all four elementary schools and the Chenery Middle School participated! At BASEC vacation camp, students have the opportunity to engage with their peers in project and experiential learning in a curriculum that included basketball, cooking, cartooning, theater, science, art and games. Students in the 4th - 6th grades were a part of the Outing Club and learned to navigate Boston by bus, train and commuter rail, visiting places such as Fort Independence, Salem Willows, Somerville Theater and other local trips. First and second graders had fun with …