Boston Green Academy – Building Community with Recycled Art and Solar-Powered Lanterns
Building BGA community with recycled art and solar-powered lanterns
Boston Green Academy celebrated Summer Reading on September 5th with an event called “Making Our Mark @ BGA.” During the summer, BGA students and staff read about people from six countries who have created electricity in innovative ways using local, recycled materials to harness solar and wind energy.
Our sixth, ninth, and tenth graders also used local, recycled materials — generously donated byÂ Extras for Creative ReuseÂ in Lynn andÂ Save That StuffÂ in Charlestown — to create a âBGAâ sign for the front foyer of the Taft Building — our new home. Thanks to expert guidance fromÂ VSAÂ teaching artists, we have a beautiful entryway!
Meanwhile, the eleventh and twelfth graders created solar-powered lanterns with our physics and engineering teacher, Erica Wilson, and BGA Board member Chris Stokes.
Here are some photos from the day.Â Thanks to everyone who helped out!
Lucas Hall, Library Teacher, BGA