The Mount Laurel Fall Festival was held on Saturday, September 20th. Marie Reynolds, our district Director of Communication Services, wrote the following recap of this wonderful event! Be sure the check out the picture links too!
Mount Laurel School District was just one of the many community entities on hand at Saturday’s Fall Festival at Laurel Acres Park. If you’re not aware, we take two tables at the festival. One is just to hand-out general information about the schools, some NJEA PRIDE giveaways, and answer questions. The other spot is used by Maureen Barrett from Harrington, who sets-up a wading pool and has her students come out to show people how to operate remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs) that the students have built. In recent years, MLEA members have used a PRIDE grant to purchase giveaways, and members have taken turns coming out to man the table and greet residents.
At Maureen’s table, the flow was non-stop. Our middle school students were absolutely amazing! Seventh and eighth-graders leaning over, making eye contact and quietly guiding four and five-year olds in the operation of an ROV. I had to laugh a couple of times because parents were trying to get the little ones away from the pool to go “on the big slide” or one of the many “bouncy houses” and they didn’t want to leave.
See more photos in the online gallery.