As part of our fall CLIC week, students participated in a series of fun, engaging and educational compost related activities. Highlight from the week included an interactive presentation by Rhonda Mace, from Chittenden Solid Waste District, on the importance of composting. With Rhonda’s assistance, the students learned to use tools and build an outdoor bin out of pallets. They designed and painted indoor compost bins and signs, and created group presentations to describe how compostable food should get from our lunch room to the outdoor bin. They put their knowledge to the test on Friday during a compost relay race, during which they needed to sort food into appropriate piles (recycling, compost and waste). Not only was this week a great way to green up our school, but also an ideal opportunity for real-world problem-solving!